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Saturday, May 1, 2010

My week's tally as referee

As some of you may know, I have 3 sons; ages 7, 4, and 2.  

Those other moms of multiple sons and no daughters can probably relate...  there is just too much testosterone in my house.  Boys are physical creatures - everything is done with hits, jabs, screams, kicks..... 

My week's tally as referee:

- Number of fistfights broken up: 4  (only true fistfights counted)

- Times I saw hands hitting, feet kicking, or someone shoving: Dozens

- Screaming matches, arm wrenches, grabs, general disagreements: Oh, hundreds

There is a love/hate relationship among them.  60% hate (99% if one of them is overtired), but then the other 40% of the time there is this.  My oldest making ice cream cones for himself and his brothers.  And it makes up for it all.  Times like this I can see through the current haze of my life as referee and know that someday they will be best friends all the time.

If only I can keep them all alive and unharmed from each other long enough to grow up and have it reversed to 80% love, 20% hate....

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  1. I hear ya! I have 5 boys 15, 10, 8, 5 and almost 3... The testorsterone in this house is overwhelming. I've never kept a running tally...I wonder what I'd discover? The loving times have a way of making up for the other times don't they?! :)

  2. LOL...wheres my little stud muffin? Wheres his ice cream?!?! ;)