I'm definitely a cup half full type of person when talking about the children but even I can't pretent that life with Miss B has taken a difficult turn of late.
Her sunny days seems clouded over right now and her mood seems to rumble along like the threat of a storm.
At the weekend she hit herself so hard that she gave her self a fat lip which has since split and now is just another irritant for her. Was it because we were away and things were different or is it just hormones... I don't know which would be worse for her or for us.
Right now there is a sense once again of treading on eggshells to prevent upset on many sides for when one child blows up into a rage you know that the repercussions backlash onto us as parents or even worse her brothers.
I'm not writing this for sympathy but just incase you too are going through a difficult spell. They do pass and drift into different patterns and you often don't even notice that things got better until they go wrong again.
Take stock, take a break and talk if you need to. Parenting can be tough even at the best of times so look after yourself especially while you're waiting for the storm to pass.