I love my kids I really do, but sometimes they drive me crazy. I don't know if it's because we have to spend so much time in doors due to this interesting winter weather we have been having this year or if it's just because of their ages but they have been really wound up and some what difficult.
Sam has taken to telling us No to everything that we tell him to do and is very rough with his sister at times. I think he really has missed the days he wasn't able to go to school because of the snow. He always seems like he is in a better mood when he has time away from all of us.
Sophia has gotten to be very sassy and I don't mean that in a good way. She likes to hit, push, head butt, and pull hair. She refuses to use words and instead points and screams. I remember Sam doing this too so I'm pretty sure it's an age thing and the fact that she has a brother who is just as rough.
We decided it was time for Sophia to move to a bigger bed. The crib was just not safe for her anymore and so we purchased a sweet little Disney Princess toddler bed for her. She didn't care for it at first but is slowly warming up to it. In fact she put herself to bed last night because she was so tired.
Since we got her a new bed we decided to revamp her room a little bit and decided it was only fair to do a little bit in Sam's room too. With some moving of furniture, a purchase of a used dresser for Sophia's room, and a couple posters the kids have rooms that reflect them. Sam has a Cars theme and Sophia has the princess room. Both kids rooms look good and only need a few smallish touches (new blanket for Sam's bed, a new lamp for Sophia's room and some refreshing on her dresser) and I'll be happy with how they look.
The kids seem to be responding well to the updates and it has helped the moods to have some special things being done for them. I'm trying to keep upbeat that the kids moods will continue to improve and that we can have more fun and less pulling hair and screaming. :) Here's to hoping that Spring arrives soon so we can spend some time outside playing too.