Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today my mug would read: Not the world's best mom... but she tried really hard

I am sure that Lila has said something today that wasn't whiny. But I can't for the life of me remember what it was.

Oh yes, at one point she told Jake, "You need to be patient." After five or six times we figured out she meant "be quiet." So still not very nice.

I am left trembling at the thought of what she will be like at three, because so far in my experience three is so much worst than two....

I am also trying really hard to remember how frustrating the world is when you are such a little person trying to learn that you don't always get things your way.

I also have two other children who need time, attention, food and their own chance to whine at me about things.

You know it's not been a great day when it was Brian's suggestion that I get into the bath right after dinner.

I'm fairly sure he was instinctively trying to preserve his young. 

Either way I truly appreciate that man.

And he cleaned the kitchen, that's better than long stemmed roses any day of the week.

Days like today make me understand why parenting is so much better when you have a partner, and a tag-team approach.

4 comments:

Sandra & Brent said...

Oh, how I remember those days . . . not crystal clearly, but
I DO remember. And I remember wondering how single moms did it because I just couldn't wait for Brent to get home in the evening and help me with the kids. So you don't get mother of the day, today. Sometimes just refraining from running away or doing bodily harm to anyone is as much as we can muster. So be it. On to tomorrow . . .

Amanda said...

I would never attempt parenting alone! Too dangerous for the kiddos. I hope you had a nice relaxing bath. I agree wholeheartedly about the roses.

Sarah said...

I have had some really frustrating mornings with Miss lately but then I feel so guilty for getting frustrated because she's only 6 months. It is nice to have some help when we have our off days. What really hard is when both parents have their off days at the same time:o!

Sarah said...

Go Brian!