JJ that all sounds super irritating and tough. You might never know why they are being jerks. The only thing you can do is continue living life and not let it bother you. You can't control anyone else - but you can control your response. Leave them to their own nonsense. If they can't be bothered to see you, see Ten, their loss. Hugs. It's hard, regardless.
Come on baby Theo!! Mama wants to meet you!!!
Originally Posted by MarineWife
My dh is gone for 3 weeks and I can't believe how relaxed I feel. I'm happier and have more energy and am just enjoying things more even though I should be PMSing. Bedtime is so much easier. We just go to bed whenever we are ready. I don't have to worry about the time or the noise disturbing anyone else. If K or D isn't ready to settle down, they can stay up and wander around the bedroom and play or watch TV for a bit.
I feel the same way when C leaves for a long trip. It's so much less stressful. I don't get anywhere near as anxious about bed time (I think subconciously I always feel like he's waiting for me, waiting for the kids to be asleep, etc). I bet too, K and D are feeling your zen and like it too. The kids can tell when C and I are tense with each other, and of course get clingier and more whiny and needy. It just compounds the issue. Enjoy your space. Sometimes absence can make the heart soften and grow fonder.
Originally Posted by AnnieA
On Friday, I really tried to focus on saying "yes" to her as much as possible. If she asked me to sit down and color with her, I stopped folding laundry and sat to color. She found the My Brest Friend nursing pillow in my closet and has started snuggling with it and she asks me to lay down with her and snuggle or put it on and let her lay on it. And she asked me to get in her bath with her on Friday night so I grabbed my wine and had a nice soak with her. It was really great.
This just sounds so nice! Good for you. It's such a conscious effort sometimes to just ENJOY these kids. Yes everything else goes to shit. But whatever. These are the important things, really.
Crap sleep here too. HUGE language developments happening along with 2 eyeteeth that we're still waiting for. He's happy to be awake and I'm just not. The rare night he sleeps Nora is up with nightmares. I'm DRAGGING. I feel like I'm drinking coffee all morning, then switching to wine for water honestly. Sigh. This too shall pass.
New words this week-ish : go, lets go, Brobee, Lorax, Mickey, race, baby, boo boo, eat, lightning mcqueen, poop, boob, vroooom, choo choo, train, mom-mom, nora, shoes, uh-oh (tho he's had that awhile), stuck...I think I'm forgetting some. It's CRAZY. I get so excited!!!
New signs he's using are drink, eat, more, and thank you. Oh and shaking his head no! and sometimes nodding yes. Before we only had all done and milk.