Weird behavior.

Full moon? Teething? I don’t know what’s causing it, but it’s taken over my house today.

Maybe my kids are turning into werewolves.

When I asked Maddie to please stop shoving her little brother, she freaked right out, so I went into my room with Simon and closed the door for a minute. (Sometimes I need a minute. It’s like a timeout for me instead of her.) She banged on the door, shrieking her head off, and reminded me a lot of Mark Wahlburg in Fear. You know the scene.

   
 

She would sound calmish one second, and then totally flip her lid.

“Mama, I just need you to open this door, okay? Mama, I just… Can you let me in, Mama? Mama, OPEN THE DOOR! AAAAAUUUUGGGGHHH! OPEN IT NOW!” 

Intense. I opened the door after about a minute, but was pretty convinced she was waiting on the other side with a machete. (Spoilers: she wasn’t.)

She calmed down, Zach got home, and then it was time for dinner. Simon ate a massive sandwich, but it obviously wasn’t enough, because he gnawed off the corner of one of Maddie’s Paw Patrol books right afterward. 

   
 

What on earth? Tomorrow has got to be a more normal day.

Lute Children,

I love you so much. I also love my sanity, so let’s calm it down, okay? Maybe less screaming and book chomping tomorrow.

Love, your Mama.

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