Sibling rivalry

I was punished for my sins today, namely letting Elder stay up too late last night. I let the girls watch TV this morning before we did chores, and I told them not to give me a hard time when I said it was time to work, and yet Elder decided to spend the following two hours throwing a fit. I threw a bit of a fit myself.

I feel like such an asshole, yelling at my kid for not falling in line, but past a certain point I just can’t back down. I got so mad and clapped my hands together so hard that I had to put them on ice; I’m sure I bruised one of my knuckles. Of course, three hours after that we were right as rain and having a grand old time.

I took the girls to Missus’s sister’s this afternoon. We had to get out of the house and with the weather still in the mid-nineties, the pool was the best option. Plus her back yard is shaded in the afternoon, so we weren’t even in the sun. It was nice, then we got rained out. The girls had hot dogs, the adults had wings. Driving home was a torrential downpour.

I spent the rest of my day playing Solaster: Crown of the Magister. It’s really one of the best Dungeons and Dragons games that I’ve played, and I’m really getting into it. My party is already up to level six, and I’ve been spending way to much time playing it, probably at least four hours a day the past week or so. I’ve been playing piano a lot as well, as have the girls. Elder is still working her way through the rookie boot camp on Playground Sessions, and Younger decided that she wanted to do it as well, so I’ve been mixing it up for her with that and another piano training program. It’s a bit of sibling rivalry.

In fact, at the pool today, Elder finally figured out how to do some proper swimming, and Younger saw her and decided to figure it out for herself as well. Usually the two of them are two scared to put their faces underwater, but now all of a sudden they’re swimming. It’s like Elder broke the four minute mile and now Younger is swimming across the deep end and jumping off the diving board, doing cannonballs in her swimming float.