It is the longest I have ever stayed away from this blog. My summer has been, let us say, overwhelming. So much so that even the thought of writing about all of it makes me want to curl up into a ball and hide. So, at least for right now, I'm not going to.
For the first time in my life, I am so ready to send my children back to school. My summer plans crashed and burned pretty early on this year, and due to unforeseen circumstances, the amount of outings taken this year is far less than previous years. And so, most days have been spent at home. With a houseful of bored and fighting children.
My boys are the worst offenders. They have taken scratching, biting and hitting each other. In fact, I ended up taking Seth to the doctor's because Eric scratched his eye. Yes, his eyeball. It was awful. We had a nice little talk about avoiding the eyes after that, but it hasn't slowed the hitting and biting. And I am at the end of my rope. Any ingenious suggestions for getting your children to get along? In the 3-5 year old age range?