That is what I think most days. I say that to myself a lot. Dylan is having some sort of 4 year old testing period. I know its a phase, and this too shall pass, meanwhile, I am losing my mind. For the last week or so, things have been off. I would almost say out of control. Almost. Ethan does add to it, but at the same time, Dylan adds to Ethan. I guess that's just siblings though. One day during Dylan's quiet time in his room, the got a bottle of baby powder off the back of his dresser and emptied the entire thing all over his room. All over. Everything. All over. Everything. I was furious. I didn't have a clue to handle it. I just walked away. Cleaned it up once I had time to cool down. Then there is just general defiance. You know, when I tell him to NOT to do something and he continues to do it. Or when I ask him to do something he is perfectly capable of doing, and he doesn't do it, and whines that he can't do it. He is testing. Why he is, I don't know, but I guess he feels the need.
Ethan has an awful whine when something happens that he doesn't like, or if Dylan takes something from him or wont let him do something. That whine comes out a lot. It is totally annoying. Like nails on a chalkboard. Right now it seems to be happening more than normal. Dylan won't play with Ethan. Ethan wants to play with Dylan. Most of the time, when Dylan does play with Ethan, Ethan will play for a few minutes, and then leave and play with something else. It happens all of the time. I keep trying to explain to Dylan that if he lets Ethan play with him for a few minutes that Ethan will go away. But it doesn't seem to sink in. And makes life difficult. With these 2 its a chain reaction. It doesn't matter who starts it. They are equally guilty of starting it.
On a slightly brighter note, Dylan has been consistently using the potty for poo for the last 2 weeks. There is an occasional overnight poo, but most of the time, he does it in the potty. Thankfully. It hasn't all been stress or mess free though. There has been moments where I wanted to walk away until I can cool down. Overall though, I am happy.
I guess this turned into one long complaining post. Sorry about that. But, that is just what is going on here right now. Again, I may blame it on the rain. Maybe if it would stop raining and dry up, everyone would be happier. Mother Nature, are you listening? Enough with the rain for now. We have crops that are in desperate need of planting and kids that want to play outside with out being soaked to the bone. Please?