Being home with sisters all day long has been a complete joy for Samuel. Each day, he looks forward to their break time and shouts enthusiastically for the world to hear.....
"HEY EVEYBODY! IT'S BREAK-TIME!!!"
Break time has been a beautifully quiet period in the morning where all the kids are outside loving life and loving each other, until......
Break time is over. Then the wailing and hollerin' and protesting begins. He beats on their bedroom doors begging for MORE BREAK-TIME.
It is a sad affair.
A couple of days ago, as he lay in a crumpled heap on my lap, these were the words he slobbered through his tears.
"Hmmfff, sniff, snort....da girls won't play with me....sob, slurp, heave....dey are doing der work and I, I, I, I want to PLAY with dem!"
He said this about 323 times and when I got a word in edgewise, I asked him,
"Sam, what can we do to make it better?"
"I need to do my school....sniff, hmmmff, snort.....I need......I need......I need....
If only every crisis could be solved this easy.