All three of my children have recently developed annoying habits that drive.me.crazy.
J forgets he's only eight-years-old and tries to keep up with the big kids.
K2 has a bossy streak and constantly instructs everyone to, "now say you're sorry" which sounds cute. Until you've heard it 46246457 and two times.
And K1. Oh, K1.
He is so the "absent-minded professor" type. Smart as a whip but he'll forget something almost as soon as you tell him. It drives me nuts! He'll ask the same question eleven times in a row because he wasn't listening the previous ten.
Yesterday evening, he was driving me INSANE, not going to lie. I had to ask him three times to get his school pants so I could wash them. Then he couldn't find the pants. Then he asked me four different times if Mike Tyson ever played basketball (my kids have a weird Mike Tyson obsession.) Normal kid stuff, yes, but I was tired and he was on my nerves and I kept snapping at him.
"Just go find your pants!"
"What do you MEAN you can't find them?"
"I really don't even care that Mike Tyson might've never bit a guy's ear off if he played basketball instead of boxing!!"
I was not exactly delightful.
Later the evening, I was adding something to the calendar we keep in the kitchen when I noticed this:
Mom is eating lunch K1
May 8th is the day before my little man's birthday. He doesn't want me to check him out for lunch because he doesn't want to mess up his perfect attendance. But he's asked me to have lunch with him at school. And he's so excited that he even added to our calendar.
Yes, the age he's at can be completely annoying. Yes, he can drive me crazy sometimes. But the age he's at is also wonderful: he's learning and growing everyday. He asks so many questions because he's curious about the world around him ... and he asks those questions over and over because he's distracted by the world around him! He's fun and he's funny. And he still loves his mama so much that he can't wait for lunch together and some one-on-one time (that doesn't happen a lot for a Middle!)
I love that kid.
And I can't wait for our lunch together - and one-on-one time - either!