Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Terrible 5's and 7's

Paige and Allie have been getting into a lot of trouble the last week. They are doing things that I didn't expect them to do. Here's a sample:

* Relieving themselves outside, behind the shed with the neighbor's daughter.

* Playing in the road, where they are not allowed.

* Disobeying me by taking their breakfast outside to eat on the front sidewalk and breaking the bowls.

* Throwing rocks and dirt into the neighbor's pool, with help from the neighbor's daughter.

None of these things are beyond normal childhood behavior, but both of my girls are old enough to know better. Today's naughtiness was too much. While cleaning their bedroom, they threw trash and toys out of their window (tearing the screen) onto the roof, which is below their window. You would think that with 7 children in our family that there would be a time when there would be no more surprises.


Glenda said...

oh yuck. I hope you're able to "nip this in the bud" and not lose your sanity (too much!).


Karen said...

Thanks, Glenda! The girls finished yesterday by coloring on their bedroom windows with crayons and playing with a razor blade. Allie got some fairly deep cuts, that she told me we gotten by being slammed in a door.