It's not exactly a secret that the last part of Summer has been a little rough for the Critters and me. They and I were completely ready for a ROUTINE. I kept telling myself that if I could just make it until last WEDNESDAY (that glorious first day of school) that I would be OK. So I clung to that like the rail at the top of a sinking Titanic.
Wednesday came, as it always does....and I did get a break for a good chunk of the day. But come 3:30, the chaos ensues, even worse than before. WHAT THE?
After cancelling movie dates, playing with friends, clearing the house of all candy and banning dessert UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, and pondering a bit about what could be causing this severe misbehavior that no punishment seems to correct, I think I've finally figured it out!
They're not bored, they are not ill-raised, they have not lived in a jungle the last 5 years. They are ANXIOUS, and a bit STRESSED, about the impending move and the fact that we don't have concrete dates yet.
...kinda like me...
We don't have any control at this point. All we can do is wait, and it's making us all a little, teeny, tiny bit, nuts.