my children are probably the most verbal, loud talkative children in the world. I crave silence. My head actually hurts by the end of the evening. We are working through this phase with Sydnie were everytime we say something she corrects us. She cannot handle just being silent and listening to what mom and dad say. she always has to interject something. It drives me crazy....like bad crazy. I did not raise her this way...it is just inborn. the worst part is...she is teaching her little brother to be the same way. Plus noah is testing his boundaries anyway. I constantly hear NOOOOO to everything I tell him. He has a friend over this morning and he is being a little butt. I just told him no friends for two weeks since his attitude is stinky. Sometimes being a mom is the hardest job of all. I just want to crawl in a little hole and not deal with all of this parenting stuff...but obviously cannot do that. I honestly do not know how we will get thru the summer at the rate we are going. The kids are fighting with each other and sydnie's response to noah copying is now to scream at the top of her lungs. I know this is all a phase and we will get thru it. They do play together well most of the time, but if they are left alone for too long they start in on each other. I just needed to vent some parenting frustrations. Feel better now. On with the weekend....lots of yardwork to get done.