Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Oldest

People constantly get our boys names mixed up... it doesn't bother me a bit, I actually thinks it's hilarious. My oldest (as I normally say) Will, he is something else these days. He is seven, going on 17, and I know he and I are SO much alike. We have been having problems with him lately.

He is seven and wants to be outside constantly, playing with older children in the neighborhood. I want him to have some freedom, but not too much, he is still SO young. I am afraid he will hear things his ears should not hear at this age.

He has begun to lie. Lie about silly things, I don't know if it's his way of trying to be "big" or if he thinks it's cool. God know's, I don't want my children lying - on purpose, he will lie about if he ate that cookie or not, if he brushed his teeth or combed his hair. Things that really he has no need to lie about???

He does not like where he has to go this summer, while we are working. He has become SO hard to please, we try to make their summer fun for them, do things constantly. Some of the time he is having a ball, but other times, he is miserable, pouting because he hasn't got his way.

It has really put a damper on things lately, I try to look past his actions, still have a good time regardless of how he is acting. We do discipline them by taking toys or things he enjoys away from him when we have caught him in a lie or when he misbehaves. Which is normally rare, but lately seems to happen more often!

It is such a helpless, horrifying feeling to me. I had him when I was young and people would ask me if I was scared about having a baby. I always said having a baby, that's the BEST part, the part I was nervous about was this exact age. Them acting out, having to discipline, teach them right from wrong but still have fun. I want to be a fun, happy, joyful Mom, I want them to enjoy being around us. Heck I was such a baby having them, we are all learning and growing up together. I LOVE that about being a young Mom, BUT it's times like this, that maybe if I were older having my kids, I might know more about dealing with these situations.

Please pray for our sweet Will, whatever it might be that's bothering him or maybe things that people are teaching him that are not the correct ways to act. I want nothing more than my kids to be carefree, loving, joyful, happy, wild, having fun and enjoying life! That is my prayer for my kids, please join us!


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

We will keep sweet Will in our prayers!!!

all4boys said...

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time right now! I remember those days all too well. I will be praying for him, and for you and your sweet hubby, in the meantime.

. said...

Thanks Katie for stopping by and saying Hi,, sorry I havent been by as much... you know how it is when you move and then a friend an I just started a new womens ministry http://heartofthehome-blog.blogspot.com/ so it was nice to have a great visit with the kids..
Prayers coming your way from me for your family as well., Gods got your boys and your family under his wings..