Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Boys Being Boys

Bug has been particularly difficult lately. He's 3.5 years old. He's pushing every limit possible. He's whiny, demanding, bossy. He's also super cuddly and busts out with "I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!" a lot (especially when he knows he's pushing it).

Today, since it rained pretty much all day, we didn't go out at all. And that resulted in particularly stir-crazy little boys. I changed it up and let them play in our room while I attempted to fold laundry (snort!) but that resulted in too much monkeying around and Bear fell off the bed. I thought the "new room" to play in would help. No. Fail.

They didn't want to play with me when I wanted to play with them. But as soon as I walked away and left them to their contraptions, the whining, clining, Mommy-calling mayhem began all over again. I couldn't win. I finally busted out the camera late in the afternoon and recorded them being goofy with eachother. They are constantly wrestling (hence the falling off the bed incident) and here is their nonsense.

I totally love how they both start saying "Cheese!" when I directed the camera at them.

A few minutes after stopping the camera the laughing deteriorated in to screaming and crying. So, even though dinner wasn't ready, I strapped them in to their chairs and stuck the trays on, then made them sit nicely for 10 minutes while I prepared their food. Having them in one space, not bothering each other was delightful. 100% delightful.


Those smiling little faces are just a fraud. Only minutes before snapping this they were monsters!!

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Kekibird July 9, 2009 at 1:00 AM  

This is so full of WIN! Love it!

First of all, love the sounds of your youngest's feet running across the floor. Second, that they wrestle and you are cool with it. That's just so awesome. And then all the laughter and the way they get along. Fabulous!

Oh and your 3.5 y/o and my 3.5 y/o would be the best of friends and the worst of enemies, I bet you. They'd get along famously but their arguments would be just as famous! They are so much alike and in very similar phases: whiny, independent, clinging and very cuddly all rolled into one.
Love it!

Anonymous July 9, 2009 at 7:47 AM  

Oh no, is this what I have to look forward to?! :)

Adorable, though. That's the part that kills me!