This is going to be a loooong week.
For starters, we try to keep DS away from my 6 yo nephew as much as possible. When they spend time together, DS picks up way too many nasty behaviors, like spitting, some new horrible defiant noises, and a need to play fight, hit and kick. Neph taunts him, then lies about it. DS forgets that he's awesome at sharing with everyone else, and won't with neph.
My SIL, bro and neph have been awesome at stepping up to help us lately when DH and I were both sick, when I went to the hospital to have DD, etc and I am entirely grateful.
They all stopped over tonight because my bro just got home and wanted to meet O. Alex went WILD. I've never seen him that amped up, naughty, 'play' hitting and kicking neph who egged him on, spitting, jumping on everything, just meaner than I've ever seen. We all were in awe. I had to wrestle Alex away, into time out, into and out of the bath, and now have heavy bleeding likely from doing too much.
Normally, we'd slink away and intentionally not see them for a long while, BUT tomorrow grandma and grandpa in common come to stay with us for a week...to 'help out' with the new baby. Which means, we will see them multiple times per day, and the same madness we saw tonight will keep hapening. I don't know that all of us will survive...
Any sanity tips??
Thanks for reading. Pink cupcakes for all!!