Thursday, August 25, 2011

Can school start tomorrow please?!

We are back home to Canada finally! After a great summer in Europe I'm beyond happy to be home and back to reality.  School starts on the first of September and Kid #1 is starting grade one and Kid #2 is starting pre-school. I'd by lying if I said I wasn't totally pumped to see them heading out the door. This summer has been fun but they have been driving me bat-shit crazy.  Potty training our little guy has been a bit of a poop-filled nightmare (read: total fail) and if I have to hear them fight over one more game of Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja I'm going to lose my mind. (Though games are obviously a great babysitter. Fact.)

{little gifts from above..}

Traveling with children is never easy and when it involves long flights (9 hours to Germany and 3 more to Athens) it's guaranteed to test your patience.  To be fair to the kids we're the ones that are hauling them over to the other side of the world for weeks on end. They're just kids being kids. And if they act out, cry, fight and generally make our lives miserable difficult it's because that's just how boys can be.

{Typical facial expression of Kid #2...a total sweetie}

 I try to remember that but when I see two little girls (sisters the same age as my boys) sitting one row behind us on our 9 hour flight home, who were quietly colouring, playing on their iPad and with their Barbies for the entire flight, it kinda makes me wish that my kids weren't total hooligans. The mother of these girls was able to watch movies, slept and basically looked like she was having no problem passing the hours. Meanwhile our kids are fighting, crying, asking to go the bathroom 16 times, throwing crayons and play-dough balls down the isle -while demanding we entertain them like freaking clowns
It was exhausting and redonkulous all at the same time.  
Sometimes I seriously wish I had little girls...yeah I just said that.

Alright rant over. Now I'll suppose you'll tell me how girls aren't all sunshine and rainbows but I'll never believe it. Girls are amazing. Boys make me lose my mind. 
End of story.

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16 comments:

SassyAgapi said...

Cute post, I love the silly face picture xD ...and you're right most girls aren't so mischievous..most..lol.

Suburban Princess said...

It's not about having little girls. I have seen some serious hellions in dresses. It's about diet. My son is the one who will sit and read or watch a cartoon quietly and it's only because I dont let him have processed and junk foods. I see what he eats and how he is and I see how some of his little friends eat and how they are and there is a huge difference. Maybe try cutting out pop and junk food and see what happens?

Kim's Vanity said...

Haha, me and Ryan were just talking about how most parents at this time of summer are looking forward to seeing the little ones off to school.
Good for you for admitting it's not always a piece of cake with kids. You say what everyone thinks.
Glad you had an amazing summer vacay!

Marie a la Mode said...

Wow. I'm exhausted after reading this post! I think I need a nap. I'm glad you're back in Canada and will get some time to yourself come September!

Blushingloves Irene Greece said...

Your little one is soooo cute and that face adorable!!But oh my!I want school to start too,I know what u mean hun,and its surely not the food ,mine for the last 15 days eat healthy foods and they didnt sit on their as.. for 5 minutes..they are like batteries always charged in summer!!
Kisses sweety and loved your post;)

xxx

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Your kids sound exactly like mine (and one of mine is a girl). I think some children are just more rambunctious and lively. They will grow into go-getters and amazing men. :-)

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

You lost me at "...two little girls... playing with their iPad..."

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

BTW- Kid #2 is very cute. (Look at those eyelashes...)

Tracy D said...

Being a mom is truly the hardest job ever I believe..even though I'm not a mom I can appreciate how hard that must be. Roll on fall I say :)

hotpants™ said...

My little girl has been a maniac lately. The two of mine are constantly aggrivating each other and fighting.

Ocean Dreams said...

I hope school starts soon for ya! I can only imagine how much work the little man is...I happen to love Angry Birds but I suppose I wouldn't like it if my kids were fighting over it all of the time, lol.

Val said...

This post made me smile! I can relate!

Pop Champagne said...

LOL ohh school, this time of the year makes me wanna go back to school hahaha and ya jane of sea of shoes has an amazing upbringing huh?!

Diana said...

I love the angry birds game!! :D your boy is soo cute!

Alicia xoxxo said...

Next time you go to Greece, take me! Problem solved! :) Think how much fun we will have shopping and drinking wine.....!!!!!

Megan said...

fruit ninja?! ohhhh no i might have to check this out. i have beaten EVERY single level of angry birds with 3 stars, this includes angry birds rio, angry birds hd, and angry birds seasons. apparently norway is boring i have learned :)

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