Friday, May 21, 2010

Mental Break

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!

1 comment:

  1. We've all been there! When I get super frustrated, I make sure T can't hurt herself or get into trouble, and I lock myself in a room for just a few minutes. Basically, I'm giving myself a time out just so I can cool off. I also learned that as much as I want my way, she wants her way even more (we're both super stubborn). So I have to give her choices - you can wear these shoes or those shoes....those are your choices. Most times it works, and it's simply because she wants to have "control" over some things. Hang in there, and I know exactly how you feel when you are dealing with it all on your own!