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The smiles thing worked most of the day. Until we had friends come to visit and the sibling rivalry was in full swing. The oldest two are just too close in age, all the friends overlap. Then, of course, Lilly thinks she is 10 instead of 6 and all of those overlapping friends should overlap to her as well. I wish I had a solution. We still had a nice visit and my friend assures me my angst is universal to all moms- at least to some extent and maybe an extra dose for us homeschoolers.
We had a fine supper and then Middle child and I went to chorus where a whole new angst developed. I believe I may have signed us up for a money pit. YIKES! Hopefully it will happen in small doses. I threatened bodily injury if ever there might happen to be "failure to sing". I want to hear her loud and clear.
I am reading one of the joy books tonight. I tried the positive mom book earlier today, but I nearly threw up and had to quit. I'll take your positive and raise you a sarcastic sense of humor. I may try again later, we'll see. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I'll be the heavy-set woman in the corner wearing smiley face buttons "loving" my kids through their tantrums. I saw where one of my good friends checked out the same Power of a Positive Mom book...what did you think, Teacher Mom?