Well, Hello again!
I know I've been nonexistent in the blogging world lately but my reason is a good one. I've created and implemented a brand new level system in my house. "What is a level system?" you ask....well, it is a system that is highly structured and detailed that my children must live by. There are 3 levels with different "freedoms" attached to each. The boys have a list of offenses that will lose them their precious level for a specified amount of days. This means, of course, that all H*ll has been breaking lose on a daily basis since the beginning of said level system. They are very resistant to change since their naughty behavior is so ingrained in who they have become. You'd be so proud though....I've stood strong and been very firm but loving. I DO NOT let them get away with anything. I'd love to say that Jared has been a tremendous source of strength and support throughout this but I will not tell a lie. He's been finding every reason in the book to stay later at work or help his friends out. He's avoiding at all costs, the wrath of the boys MADE to behave. I don't care, I'm still going to stand strong. I can do it! I've noticed some subtle changes in behavior already. I KNOW this will help! YAHOO!