Tonight I was reminded of the delicate balancing act I perform every day. Earlier today I spent some time with Child #2 as Children #’s 1, 3, & 4 stayed home and did chores. It was nice to have some special 1-on-1 time with Child #2 and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
When we returned home, things were relatively calm and I breathed a sigh of relief. No one had argued or fought; all was good. Whew!
Oh, but I spoke too soon! After showers for the twins, an argument broke out. I was unavailable in the bathroom and things escalated. Finally, I heard the back door slam. Uh-oh!
It seems that Child #3 had been trying to annoy the younger (by a minute!) Child #4. Mission accomplished. All that they needed to do was keep talking!
Here is the issue: Child #3 is the “older” twin, but their mind is only around the grade school level. While Child #4 is a full-fledged teen. Yeah. So picture “Big Twin” acting like a child to “Little Twin.” Right. Balance! Balance! Don’t drop anything!
So I ended up talking to both of the twins and reminding them to respect each other and from where they’re each coming. Mmmhmm… that’s what I did tonight!
Some days I feel like a full-fledged member of the circus! Why do you think I pray so much?!! How was your day? Did you end up balancing or did you fall off the high wire? I hope you’re safe.