Just had to check in. DS is down for a nap and DH is out doing some work-related stuff.
I am feeling emotional fragile these days. And this morning didn't help. I have a friend who has an almost 3 yo and a 7 mo. They came for a visit today (we see them about 1x/month). When kids come to our house to play DS is literally out of control. He cannot contain himself at all. And then, after he has reached his limit (about 2 hours usually) he starts to be sort of aggressive. Of course, this friend's son is the MOST timid child and mine is the MOST non-timid. So the combination is deadly. My DS pushed the other boy. Also, two times he was also aggressive to the baby. Baby was holding a shoe and DS sort of grabbed it and shoved it at him. I feel so inadequate in these situations. Especially around children who are so different than mine. I always take DS away from the action to talk to him when things like this happen. But, in all honesty, it makes me angry. I'm angry that he can't just chill out a bit. He's so spirited, and I'm feeling so emotional and inadequate as a mommy lately (and he's been so challenging!).
I'm really sorry about that ramble being a bit OT, but I'm just so worried about DS and the new baby. When I see him be a little aggressive to another person's baby, I just don't know what to think. Thanks for listening to all this...
Mealymama & Dodo-Sounds like all of our kids are going thru something-acting out, being worried, etc. Perhaps they know that their families are changing very soon?? And Dodo-I too save the fudgesicles for after DS is asleep. But when I'm in the grocery store I really think that I'm purchasing them as a special treat for DS! HA! He's never even had one!!
Mealy-Sorry to hear that your DH may be going away, too. Can he opt out of this trip at all?
Jl-Sorry to hear that you feel like you're coming down with something. If you can, drink as much water as humanely possible. Keep in mind that our internal thermostats are way off at this point, so that may be why you're feeling so hot, too. DH usually loves being cool/cold at night with the covers pulled up. But he claims that I have the air so low that he is chilly, chilly, chilly. I don't care. I feel about 10 degrees hotter than normal.
Anyway, hoping these blues pass soon. I remember last time I did not have any of these same emotions. Of course, I was emotional about many things, but I was just so darn excited for the birth of my first. And this time, well, of course I'm excited, but I now realize the complexities of raising children and and being a conscientious parent. Maybe a nap will help???