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Tantrums and Attitudes...Yuck.

I am almost at a loss for words.  Today was a hard day for the kids and for me.  Yesterday was so great with my renewed patience and great attitudes from both little ones.  I saw the other side of that card.

The day started good.  Athena and I spent some good quality time together while watching Taylor Swift music videos.  When Spencer was dropped off (2 pm) all things changed.
Athena ran to the door in high hopes it was her mom and cried in disappointment that it wasn't.   She checked out the window multiple times then said "Mommy is not here yet.  She is not coming today."
Her attitude changed from happy little dragon to fire breathing tail slashing dragon. She started misbehaving doing things she knew she wasn't allowed to.  I turned a blind eye to most of it knowing she was acting out and not wanting to give her the negative attention but after so many times I had to discipline.  :(

Her bio mom did show around 5:30 pm and was more then eager to offer to be awake extra early so I could pick Athena up from church.
*rolls eyes* -frustrating that she can get up early to have her picked up but can't get up to come and see her daughter until 5:30 when she hasn't seen her for a week.

Continuing on....
Athena left and Spencer started throwing a fit asking where his daddy was.  His dad had called and asked me to get him ready at 5 pm so Spencer was anxiously waiting to be picked up to go to a birthday party.  His bio dad did not pick him up until 6.  Spencer is also sick which made his tantrum worse.

Ugh.  My back is aching and my anxiety is high.

Something to look forward to, maybe
Tomorrow, another first, I am going to pick up the kids and take them to church.  I am excited to get involved in a church (not sure where we are going yet), but am a bit nervous what the behavior of the kids will be with transitions early in the morning.

Wish me luck on this new chapter of our lives.


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