Who knew they would grow up so fast? Who knew times had changed so much since I was their age. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves shall we. Let's begin slowly. One child at a time.
Stella. Maybe you have heard about the term "threenager" or maybe you haven't. Well, it is basically the term used to describe three-year-olds and their attitudes/hormones/drama and how closely related they are to an actual teenager. Well, if this is true then Stella, who will be turning 3 in June, is on the cusp of this stage. A pre-threenager so to speak.
Maybe it is because of her age. The "terrible twos" giving way to "threenager". Maybe it's the fact that she is a girl. Or maybe, just maybe, it is because I'm just a tad older at this point than I was with the boys. Gasp! Note, I said older, not old. Not old. Regardless, she has quite the personality and makes life, well, interesting. She's opinionated. She's loud (oh my girls are so much louder (and screamier) than boys). She's my little princess. Yes, despite all of these things, she has me (and the rest of us here in Drosche Land) wrapped around her little finger. All she has to do is smile at me or hug me and my Daddy heart melts.
Next up. Braeden. Oh my. The moodiness and drama begins in 3rd Grade now?! Really?! Well, it does here, and in talking to others we are not alone. I guess 8 is the new 10? He has always been emotional (gets it from me honestly) but this year it is at a whole new level. Random drama for seemingly no reason. Pouting. Sighing. Eye-rolling. You name it, we've got it. But again, deep down he is an amazing child. Destined to be a big brother, he prides himself in caring for Stella and catering to her every whim, despite how it may inconvenience him. He's totally addicted to sports of any kind and excels at them with practically no effort. He makes me proud.
So, at times these two can make life frustrating and maddening, but at the end of the day I am so thankful for them both. They are a true blessing and I know that this stage (no matter how long it may seem) will pass. Years from now I know I will look back on these days and laugh at how crazy they seemed. I'll probably even miss them, somewhat. HA!
All is well, pre-teen and pre-threen included, in Drosche Land.