One of the reasons that I started a blog is because I used to actually keep journals for both my girls. I wrote their birth stories in them, growth and transitional marks, or any other thing that I wanted to remember about them. However, once I had two kids I was having the hardest time keeping up two separate journals, so I decided to start a blog that I could just print eventually and make a copy for each girl. When I started the first journal someone gave me a book about a woman who did a similar thing for her children. She kept a journal for each kid (three or four kids I think) and wrote in them regularly...she must have a nanny or something, seriously. In her book she talked about how she never wrote negative things about her kids, just uplifting or positive things.
I am not the same. Sure, it would be nice to paint our life completely perfect and not say anything about what my kids do wrong, but then you would have some sort of unhealthy view of how great my life is. While my life really is great, it is not always easy and my kids are not always perfect angels. Most of the time, but not always ;)
Also, if I was never going to show you the not so sweet part of my kids, then you would never get to see great pictures like these!! I told Tryn and Berlin to lean in real close to each other. Berlin, apparently, was not a fan of having Tryn in her personal space.
Additionally, this is what Berlin does when she gets really defiant or annoyed. She clamps both hands over her mouth and says no like, "Nm, nm." Because she is not allowed to say, "No!" to us when she is in trouble or we are asking her to do something. Bummer that I kind of think it's cute and always have to try not to smile at her...I downright laughed at the above pictures. In fact, I am still laughing!
So, there you have it!
(Sidenote: There aren't any pictures of Tryn's dirty look in this post because hers consists of an almost blank stare that is also funny, but you just wouldn't get the point because she doesn't look that different. Tryn doesn't have "evil eyes" like Berlin, although she does give her own dirty look quite often as well.)