Why is it that we can't ever seem to get something through their heads the first time? The schedule is working out great, I even adjusted it today to get some walking time in for me with all the kids riding bikes etc. Of course only seconds after my oldest easy child took off his knee pads, he slid along the pavement scraping up his entire left leg from the knee down to the ankle...besides that, all went well on the walk. Our problem is the bickering during family time. Our oldest difficult child has to tell us the rules to the game, when we have the rules right in front of us. Then he is so sure that hes right, he just plays the way he thinks even though everyone is saying thats not how to play the game. Which made me think of basket A, but its awfully hard to make the other kids understand basket A when its a game they want to win. Then, he finally concedes to the rules and we move on, only moments later that rule he conceded to earlier, applies to him when hes about to win and its another outburst. Who knew UNO could be so frustrating? Then my youngest difficult child, even though hes figured the game out, refuses to play unless we tell him what he needs to play and then we get penalized because who knew that this was a rule in UNO that if you talk over the table, you have to draw two cards. So then of course the others think hes doing this on purpose and they get mad when it means they tell him and they have to draw two. It was almost comical it was so rediculous. It starts with...How do I play? Well, you play this. Draw two mommy! Grrrrrrrrr I love my children...I love my children...I love my children...now I'm the one who needs things repeated for it to sink in!