I feel like I need a mental break from having a toddler. Most days we do fine but since Eric left on Wednesday I've been short tempered and don't have the same patience I normally have with Maddie. Right now we're both crying. She's crying because she wants to go to the mailbox and Mommy said she has to clean up her playroom first. I'm crying because anytime I say anything she starts crying. She's been whining and crying for the past hour (at least) and I've had enough of it. She fights everything...what she eats, what she wears, when/where I change her diaper. I know this is "normal" toddler behavior and some moms have it a lot worse with their toddlers so I shouldn't complain...Tonight is one night that I really wish I could check out from being a mom...just to leave the house and not have to think about being a mom. This doesn't happen often (this is probably only the second time in Maddie's 2 years) so when it hits, it hits hard.
Anyone have advice? I think Maddie's going straight to bed tonight with no stamp for cleaning up her playroom (because it's still not cleaned up) then Mommy's going to go take a nice warm bath for about 3 hours...ha!