Sometimes having two kids so close in age is…ridiculous. Every day, my kids seem to be getting closer to one another. And by “closer,” I mean that they are colluding together like miniature special agents with a common goal: make mischief. Discipline is hard in its own right. But when your kids are becoming the best friends you have been hoping they would be, it’s near impossible to tell them with a straight face to stop causing trouble. Other parents out there must have this problem too. So today, as I watched my kids roll around with each other, dance with each other, blow raspberries at each other, sneak in and out of rooms together, and kiss, hug, and hold hands, I was just damn happy. And then I looked at my house, toy destruction around every corner, and said to myself “s**t, now I have to clean this mess up.” Parenting: a lesson in mixed emotions.