Truth: Little Monkey Man earned his blog name because he is everywhere. Into everything. And all but impossible to keep track of. Truth: Some days I don't know if I am going to make it through his childhood.
Humor: I never cease to laugh when he is around. Sometimes I laugh to keep from crying...or committing a homicide. But I laugh everyday. This morning it was because he had ALL the blankets and ALL the stuffed animals in his bed...and poor Snug woke up with nary a thing. And he was under the entire mound munching a contraband apple. I did not let him see my laughter, rather quietly shut the bedroom door to compose myself before laying down the law. I am "The Warden" after all. Humor: Whenever he smiles at you or wants your attention, he has taken to wiggling his eyebrows up and down to see if he can get you to smile.
Difficulty: This boy doesn't sleep. At least not as much as I need to re-cooperate from him/the day. We've tried removing naps, but he crashes between 5 and 6 pm only to be up and ready to face another eight hours by 8pm. As it is, even with a short nap, he is still going strong (in his bedroom) often as late as 10pm and always always up by 6:30am, often earlier. And that is when bed-clothes-stealing, contraband-food-eating takes place. Difficulty: He is sick quite often, both with virus related and allergy related things. He catches everything. Literally every two weeks he has something. You can't keep him down while he's sick...so often he just has to stay home from school and church and run around like a maniac. No fun.
Beauty: Little Monkey Man, although you wouldn't know it from first glance, is actually an extremely caring sensitive little guy. Sure, he will step/fall/trip over his little sister smashing her face first into the floor. But he's always ready with a hug and a kiss to tell her he's sorry. Even if he does have to grab a hold of her pigtails and yank her face up to give the kiss in the right place. Beauty: Our family wouldn't be the same without him. Not sure what we'd do with all the calmness and quietness. We'd be a very boring family!This post is part of "ShoutLaughLove". I wasn't even going to post today, but I know there are other moms out there dealing with super-active, strong willed, bull-in-a-china shop kids. Blogging just puts things in perspective.