Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Switching Places

I totally jinxed myself by giving Logan so much praise about being such an easy child but he was, up until about a month ago and then something just flipped. He went from a happy-go-lucky little guy to a never-wanting-to-be-put-down-fit-throwing eighteen month old. If you need proof, just look at our first attempt at his 18 month photo shoot-they say a picture says a thousand words and this pretty much covers it.

Don't get me wrong-he can totally be a sweetheart and I love him with every inch of my body but I pray that this is a short, very short phase that he is going through. I am sure I am not alone when I would prefer my child to be happy the below pictures, instead of being pissy like the above pictures…

At least when Logan decided to flip a switch and become the not-so-easy child of ours, Kaden flipped the same switch and decided he would become the easy one. Not sure what went off in his little brain of his but you can now reason with him. We can set expectations, provide options and even let him know there are consequences to his actions or lack of actions. He still will throw a fit here and there & he will whine and try to get his way but it doesn't last as long as it use to. When we tell him why we can't do this or can't do that, he takes a minute and then he moves on.

He loves to just be with Justin and I-no matter what we are doing, he likes to be there helping out. My favorite-laundry, I have someone that will help me match socks and put away the towels. For the last month, Kaden has been a whole different child and I think he likes taking over his brother's "easy child" title.

I am sure this won't be the last time that the kids switch places but lets all keep our fingers that they are never on the same page. Unless that page is E. A. S. Y.

And since Thanksgiving is a mere 2 minutes away, it only makes sense for me to express how thankful I am for these two boys. They might be handfuls at times but they are two of the sweetest, most polite, caring & loving boys that I know. They both have amazing personalities that can go on for DAYS and their laughs are just so infectious. I can't imagine my life without them in it and I am just so thankful and blessed that they call me MOM. Life just keeps getting better with these two.

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