Never in my life have I felt this worn out. Last Friday, my brother and sister-in-law left their three kids at my door. They left right away while grinning widely, and they didn’t come back to get their little ones until this past Tuesday afternoon.
I’m completely spent. I’m totally exhausted. And I salute any mother who has more than two kids under her care, especially if they are boisterous teenage boys.
I get to lavish them with treats, enjoy their antics, and then joyfully return them to their parents at the end of the day. I like that now.
They beg me to go to an area novelty candy store. Call me a careless person, yet I give in to them.
They can purchase really boyish goodies there, such as monster gummy snakes. Even if they were consumed as weekend snacks, I find it amazing how they could possible digest them.
My nephews adore pulling practical jokes on obedient older cousins.
I am aware that it is startling, terrible, and repulsive.
I would pay everything to have even a fraction of their vigor.
I finally managed to get them to stay still for a short while when we were having a picnic with my mom today at a favorite local cheese factory .