Post 268: Crazy transitions

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Not sure if this is a trend and I pray it ain’t, but the first two days back from winter break at Luke’s school and as soon as Luke and Lily get together it is instantly a brawl. Just plain old craziness.

Day one:
We got home and the first thing Luke does is get a whole bunch of baboos (the smallest, round colorful lego’s) and go up to Lily and say, MY BABOOS!!! (in a roar), to which Lily responds NO, MY BABOOS!! (in a roar)

A bit if mayhem ensued crying, sobbing, the end result was me temporarily taking the baboos and explaining that it is not ok to torment your sister (or anyone else) with the baboos.

Day two:
In the car and there is a full on meltdown from both sides over holding onto a strap that attaches to a car seat, I am not even sure what the strap does. Screaming, crying, kicking and general unhappiness ensues.

My perception is that two things happen.

Luke has spent the day in a very structured environment, which he loves, but now it is time to strut his stuff.

Lily has had a quiet, peaceful healthy amount of me time doing her own stuff. She is also at her low point of her day in terms of energy.

Luke wants to express his individuality and to do something that reminds him of his self, Lily lust wants to hang with Luke, but is on a hair trigger.

Result, complete abject misery for all! (but only briefly). Remarkably it passes (with my pointed and not so calm intervention) and the rest if the day goes off without a hitch.

Thats how it has been for the last two days at least, we shall see what happens today!

ps, no I didn’t forget to talk about Christmas

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