Ike LOVES his birthday and the pictures and video sure show it.
Isaac has not been an easy child and i can be perfectly honest now that looking back i did not think the child would make it this far. he is very bright and very, very stubborn. i also am very,very stubborn and therfore not always the best parent for him. he taught me that having absolute power over my children is not possible. if he is right,then in his mind the argument is over. needless to say this has led to endless trips to the principal's and school counselors office. even as i type there had to be a 20 minute break because he could not find the walkie talkies so MY life had to come to a complete HALT until they were found. which involved ike stomping around the house trying to tear the rooms all part and tip couches over. i know they are not behind the couch and i think HE knows they are not behind the couch or in the bottom of the laundry basket or in the closet. so i have to follow close behind trying to keep my finger on a grenade that someone has already pulled the pin from. once the walkie talkies are found all is well in the brown household. this happens 2-3 times a day and most of the time it is only him to blame. now granted he does have a little brother and two little sisters that would LOVE to get into all his stuff and devote most of their day trying to. But to make things saner for me we have *rule #3. If you leave it out after you are done then it is fair game for younger siblings. It has saved me lots of grief. anyways, i love the little twerp, he has changed me as a parent and as a person. definatly had to be more laid back and learn to let it go. i still have a hard time not taking each tyrade personally and holding a grudge. i just want isaac to know i love him. very, very much.
*i will post full rules at a later date.