I Have Great Kids!
My kids are great kids. We've been through a lot in the last couple of years with the loss of their father, but we are finally getting it together.
They don't help me clean the way I want things cleaned, but they do make an effort most of the time. They drive me crazy with the usual tantrums and "I want" issues, but I remember doing the same to my mom. I guess that's the norm.
We've also had some pretty rough patches trying to find our way through the mess that became our new life over the last two years. My kids were very close to their dad. They were angry for awhile. My middle child just got very quiet. My oldest became rebellious towards me and my youngest was just angry all the time. I cried. In private away from them. I found it best for them for a time anyway.
I found that every once in a while crying in front of them helped them, though. So now we are okay. My middle child is my happy boy again. Nothing seems to stop his disarming charm. My oldest, though hard to handle at times, isn't angry anymore. He's just a teen now, with attitude and all. My youngest is beginning to go through puberty now. Oh God, help me she's gonna be rough! LOL. She is by far my smartest, most clever child. A little momma in the rough. My helper. I'm not picking favorites, just stating the obvious.
Well, I just had to say that about my kids. I haven't bragged on them in awhile. My friends have been a bit hard on them so I thought that I would let everyone know that, despite it all, they are great kids!