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Having gone through the Effing Fours twice now, I can feel your pain! It is definitely the most challenging age (my oldest is now 6, so I know there are more challenges to come).

I had a a similar instance with my 2nd DD at the park, I wound up dragging her out of the park as well. Not a pretty scene...

It will get better - I've found that once they turn 5 the "switch" goes off and they are a lot easier to deal with! :)

2 years, 5 months ago on The F*%#&!g Fours.


I've been dealing with this with my daughter and she's four as well. Most of the time its a story about something that happened (that didn't really happen), but she has also lied about stuff she's done because she doesn't want to get in trouble.

I take it pretty seriously, and I'm not happy about it. I also remember lying as a kid, and I know that most kids do it, but I want to make sure she understands that it is not acceptable.


2 years, 6 months ago on One of *those* weeks with parenting.


My girls are 17 months apart. When my younger one was a baby, they were in separate rooms. I felt that her schedule would disturb my oldest. But once they were on the same schedule, they really wanted to be in the same room!

So, now they share a room, and they love it. They are now 6 and almost 5, and there are no disputes over space or anything like that. They just love being together...It was the best thing we could have done.

Now - I know as they get older those feelings are going to change, lol. But that's okay - I think having to share a space with a sibling teaches them a lot. I was an only child for 10 years, then had a brother, so I never shared a room. To be honest, I think I had a harder time adjusting to college because all of a sudden I had to share my space with 7 other girls.

2 years, 6 months ago on Bunk beds for brothers.


This is such great advice, and so neat to see how far you've come in the 6+ years. Everyone starts from the bottom; it's how you learn from the mistakes to make things better that sets you apart from the rest.

2 years, 7 months ago on Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging


Awe, I'm remembering my girls' first days of preschool while reading your post. It's such a bittersweet time! I cried when I signed the papers at the school, when I dropped them off, and when I picked them up! lol

2 years, 7 months ago on First Day of Pre-K


I'm so glad I'm not the only one that goes insane when their dog licks and licks and yorkie does that and it drives me crazy!!

2 years, 7 months ago on Weekend Wonderings V.3