Tomorrow is the boys' first soccer game and they are excited! I find it a little bittersweet - they are growing up! We will definitely take a picture of them in their cute little uniforms.
Blogging has been hard this week. The few posts I've done have not flowed and have taken more time than usual to write. Not sure why but it's made me not want to blog much. I intended to post more pictures from Easter and Spring Break but still haven't gotten that done either. I have been doing a lot of Sudoku puzzles which has been fun! I hadn't picked one up in years.
I think I've just found myself frustrated. Parenting has been extra hard especially this week. Good attitudes, obedience, respect, and kindness have been replaced with...well, the opposite. It's disappointing and challenging as we seek to train the hearts of our sons and as I find myself struggling to respond with grace and patience. And so I am feeling very weary and working very hard to notice (and praise) the good behavior and have positive interactions with each child in addition to the correction. It all measures up to feeling like a failure in the parenting department a lot of the week.
The week has been busy between soccer starting, practice being cancelled and rescheduled, regular school, and the trip to Chicago. So I guess all of that has contributed to a tough week here in our home away from home. Just keeping it real here.