I remember at one point last winter feeling as if I was going to lose my mind. The girls were wild. The weather sucked. We didn't get out much. It was a perfect storm for horrible behavior. I swear that all of the inside time makes every issue we deal with with the girls grow bigger and bigger. It looks like this year will be no different.
We are barely into winter. The weather here has barely even been cold. Yet, as the days get colder and colder the behavior gets worse and worse. They're not sleeping well. They fight non-stop. They are making a career of trying to drive us both absolutely nuts.
When the weather is warmer we get lulled into a false sense of security. They are outside more, therefore behave better when we are inside AND they sleep better. Ever summer I start thinking how much they are "outgrowing their issues". Then the winter comes and I get whacked in the face with reality.
So there is: