It's been a bit since I've posted. Things really have changed in our lives over the last several months. We are now living in Japan. The husband is back on sea duty aka go-for-long-periods-of-time-without-seeing-him. We're just getting settled and our household goods should be arriving in the next week or so. 8 months without my stuff is just about to break me! Anyway, all this change has caused some major issues with the boys. They're acting out, intentionally misbehaving and throwing tantrums. It's enough to make a mother go insane!
Today, Luke decided that he didn't want to listen...at all. As dinner was coming out, he decided to stand on the dining room table. He tried to go streaking out back, but I caught him in time. He kept pulling over a chair and climbing on the counter. Once he swiped the Lysol cleaner and drenched his brother in it. They had been playing super heroes out back and he snuck in and out in 2 seconds. Both yesterday and today, he would get into the upper cabinet and take out the Flintstones vitamins. I caught him with a mouthful yesterday. I proceeded to tell him that when I was his age, I loved them too, however an entire bottle will only make your vomit colorful. Yet he proceeded to try at least 5 times today to get to them. And childproof cap...hahahaha, nope. Took him 2 seconds to figure it out. We're beyond the baby proofing and into the "Can Mommy be smarter than a 3-year old?" stage. Jack was a pretty easy one, Luke on the other hand has got a stubborn streak the size of Alaska.
Besides all the acting out, we've had a great time interacting with the Japanese people. (Check out my other blog Snyder family's Japanese Journey.) We've been here 2 months and the boys are picking up the language quite quickly. They know hello, thank you (both ways), you're welcome, counting to 5, goodbye and a couple of others. The Japanese people just think they are the cutest little boys. We are constantly stopped or pointed at. Even the most stoic person will smile and wave at Luke and his "hello brigade". We will just walk and say "konnichiwa" to everyone he passes. We're getting ready for the monsoon season, so we have umbrellas and puddle jumping boots.
I will try to think of some more funny things, or start and keep a list to write more. However, I am exhausted from pulling my hair out today.