Things have been mostly peaceful for months now, but I fear things are changing again. Riley is showing signs of pre-adolescence.
She gets irritated with her sister almost every night again. It helps that we're making the transition to putting her in my room, but not all the time. And every so often, she gets that tone with me. She's not rolling her eyes at me yet, but I'm preparing myself for it.
I suppose I've had enough time to recover from Sylvia's 6th and 7th grades that I shouldn't complain too much. And Riley still has plenty of moments of being sweet and fun. But I was also warned recently that Sylvia will start going through it again in 9th & 10th grades. So I'm thinking it might be time for some serious Negative Thinking, and start dreading the next 2 years.