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And here we go!
From when your kids were born to now, what age was the most tough and why?
Casey: Gerwer Quads
Now, FOR SURE now. 3. And the best (sarcasm) part is I’m only 2 months in to the wonderful 3’s. It’s physically exhausting but its more mentally and emotionally exhausting for sure! Tantrums, their new found love for saying no, having an opinion about everything (that is usually opposite of mine), the FIGHTING… Seriously, constant fighting. While I am proud that they got competitive drive from both their mom and dad, I don’t enjoy the quality at the moment.
Gen: McNulty Quads
Oh boy. Well, the first year was a blur and so incredibly hard. Holy cow was it HARD. But, age 2-4 nearly killed me. My son, Russ, was a holy terror from age 2-3. The girls, Ally, Molly and Libby, were a drama filled nightmare from age 3-4. I know, I know, just wait for the teen years!
While each stage certainly presents its own challenges and difficulties, I think the sleep deprivation early days were some of the hardest. Feeding four babies through the night left us very few hours for sleeping ourselves, and it took quite a toll on both of us. It’s only by the grace of God and through some amazing helpers along the way that we survived those first few months!
Suzanne: Steece’s Pieces
Hahaha, funny question—because at the moment, I would definitely say THIS AGE! (3.5yrs). the attitudes, the fighting, the temper tantrums…holy COW! lol. The beginning was very physically demanding with bottle feeds every 3 hrs. I can take the “busy work” with no sleep, you kinda just fight through it like a machine. But the hardest part about this age is how mentally challenging it is. The children are learning to be independent little people…very opinionated, independent little people and some days it just wears me out! but the conversations that you can now have with them are priceless. They make me laugh every day.
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