This kind of thing is *really* common. Note that every MD/PhD on this thread has dealt with it. It falls under the category of "micro-inequity." Unfortunately, speaking up for yourself in the face of every micro-inequity gets very, very tiring. The best way to deal with it, unfortunately, is to have those in charge well educated and aware. :
Nick, I forget, what's your phd in?
Geez this thread is way over educated. Thank goodness ya'll know some stuff about running and mothering. Phew.
Speaking of mothering.....
I'm seeking input here. My dd Leah (4 in Sept). Is driving.me.insane. INSANE! She's always been a mama's girl, always been a thumb sucker and a snuggler. If she could crawl back into the womb, I think she would, daily. When she wants to snuggle she wants to put her face and maybe even her whole body beneath my shirt and SNUGGLE!
When I was working and she was in daycare she would crawl in my lap when I got home and in the very last stages of the working bit, come to bed around 6 am. That's been done since about mid-may and for the last month the snuggling has ramped up to the point where I don't want anyone (dd and dh especially) to touch me and I can hardly stomach the idea of having her in my lap. I can literally not sit down without her trying to climb on my lap. I've tried embracing it and figuring this too will pass. But frankly a month of embracing it has led to me not wanting to be around her. I had a frank conversation with her a few days ago that my body is my body and I get to pick who touches what parts. But she's still trying to get under my shirt at any point she can. Ideas? BTDT?