It's 6:30 am and I have been awake since 5:30 with very minimal sleep these past two days. Don't get me wrong, it has been quite an adventure because I have been having fun with the four boys in the house. There has been many concerns for them and one thing that I have noticed is that they are being left out and that's why they act out. These past 2 night I have slept in the room with them since we currently do not have a nanny assigned for that room. We had a "pajama" party and they had a great time. I told them stories, sang some songs and prayed together. They are super rambunctious boys, they kick each other, fight and yell, but they are the reason the home is alive.
Quality time is what they want. They desire it because the ratio of child to adult is a big gap. I have been so occupied with the teens that God has been turning my head to see the 4 brothers. I pray so much for guidance on how to love them and God has shown me that it's through special times like last night. I want to be able to do things like this more often and come up with other fun activities with them. I once heard by a professional that it's more traumatic for a child after a traumatic even than it is for an adult. This is because the child has not fully developed their frontal cortex of the brain and they have poor coping skills. I see these boys and I see it. I see how they don't know how to properly cope with what they have lived prior to coming to us. Please be praying for them.