Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Momday - Misery Loves Company

I haven't written anything "mommy" related in a while because the terrible 2 & 3/4's have visited our house this summer and well, I've had to spend more time...drinking, errr, I mean parenting....
seriously friends, this toddler thing is really throwing me for a loop...The drama, the yelling, the mood swings of a 13 yr old girl...I can't take it anymore! Yesterday, on Independence Day, Miss L was doing her best to assert hers...during naptime she informed me "Listen Up! I'm not Taking a nap!" while jumping around (and still managing to look impossibly cute) of course the obligatory meltdown happened, another round of bedtime antics and I was left feeling a little deeper in the parenting pit of despair...Help?
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  1. I feel your pain. I have a 17 month old that has started the terrible 2 stage awfully early. It's SO hard. Sometimes I feel like I am never going to have a life of my own again. I keep reminding myself that he is only going to be this age once and I need to try to enjoy it because someday he will be a big sweaty teenager and I will miss this age. But until that time, how about a drink?

  2. Pretty Mommy needs a cocktail.
    The twos were she gets closer to out! My very easy tot became a little monster at 3.
    The only help I can offer (personally and professionally) is a book by Dr. Becky Bailey called "Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline". I teach parenting classes and it's what I use for myself as well.
    Hang in there!

  3. We're suffering through teething right now (11 month old). You mean it gets worse? *head to desk*

  4. To previous poster...oh it definitely gets worse! I didn't think it could then, but I was proven wrong. :) I have a red-headed 19-month old boy who has gotten a head start on his "terrible twos." Most days I'm pretty sure my life could be made into a movie... or a documentary on wild children!

  5. Oh good lord, lady. I am right there with you. My Emerson is 2 and four months and two weeks ago I had a one-on-one with with her pedi to discuss the possibility of multiple personality syndrom. She listened to all my concerns and I'm sure tried really hard not to laugh. And then told me she wasn't worried about any of it. Totally normal behavior. So thanks for that.

  6. Sounds like we all need a drink!! and believe me - today was not any better!! To you girls with the teethers - I feel your pain...but at least you can blame it on something...I'm beginning to feel like the fault is mine now and not pesky teeth :(
    Thanks for the book rec Tina!

  7. Have enjoyed hearing that I am not the only Mom who wants a drink throughout the day. I am a mom of 3 boys and a girl (12, 9, 6 & 2). Trust me, the difficult part never ends -- but they DO get better at expressing themselves (this can be a good or bad thing). They also learn "eye rolling" which is kind of irritating.....

  8. My daughter only had the slightest bit of terrible two's at their usual time. I would actually just call it grouchy days. Overall, I felt so lucky. No melt downs or irrational screaming like her playmates... then MOTHER'S DAY, the month of her 5th birthday, she found her inner evil. I was already hormonal at 4 months pregnant and I just had to have my own melt down. She hit the big time. Screaming, throwing, tantrums, hateful words. I didn't recognize her! We now have lots of disussions about emotions and feelings. It's a tough road. The good thing to remember is that we all go thru it and we all make it out the other side. Good luck!

  9. i feel your pain. my kiddo seems to be the most stubborn, head-strong, little guy and some days it's so bad that i actually think "why did we do this again?"...then, i feel so ashamed and full of guilt. this morning i cleaned an entire bowl of oatmeal of my walls, floor table, counters, etc and i cried a little about it. i guess tomorrow will be a new day, right!:) good luck treading through the rough waters of least were all in it together!

  10. oh yes! we have to stick together...someday we won't even remember the "grumpy days" right?
    (big sigh of relief - first nap in 5 days happening right now!)


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