I’ve had my daughters for two weeks and two days of our extended summer. The past few months have been a little rough because they have all been sick off and on for most of this year, even to the point of my youngest needing to see a lung specialist. In the first few days, the coughs went away and have not been heard since. The first night was a hoot. The two youngest were so wound up and anxious, they couldn’t fall asleep. This general anxiety has hung on, though it appears to be getting a little better. No particular cause for it. None of the girls feel their mom listens to them. I’m sure this is a common malady between most girls and their mom, but the general perception is their mom defers to her boyfriend and his daughter more than them. All of this concerns me of course since my oldest is going into high school and my second is nearly a teen, but I don’t have a very good line of communication with their mother. It is frustrating to say this least.