You aren't the only one, really. I'm afraid that if everything I've read about tv is true my poor child is going to be an aggressive, brain damaged toddler with poor impulse control
But Elmo,Bob the Builder, etc are about the only way we are getting through the day right now.
I'm 34 weeks. I'm supposed to be resting because I've been having contractions since 28 wks. My MIL is terminally ill so my husband keep flying across country to be with her. After about a week there he decides he's too stressed about me and flies home. Then someone in his family calls again and says it looks like she'll die day now and he flies back. He's been gone about 3 of the last 5 weeks.
I'm here with our 22 month old. This time he took our (now) 4 year old with him because he he thought both would be too much for me to handle; but now I'm worried about my MIL dying while my little guy is there. He just turned 4 this week, he's way too young to deal with this.
So after my 22 mo wakes me up all night and pregnancy insomnia keeps my from falling back to sleep after 3 AM last night, I carry him down the stairs and turn on the TV. He asked for it and I'm just too tired to do much for him. Maybe after a post a few things and drink a cup of tea (I cut out caffiene with the other 2 pregnancies but just can't quite manage this time
Anyway, you definitly aren't alone. We're all tired, grouchy and snapping at our kids, even though we know better and usually don't. We're all doing the best we can under difficult circumstances. After snapping at him I try to remind myself that I'm doing the very best I can and he's getting double and triple hugs every time my fuzzy brain kicks in. And really, is there anything wrong with some organic cookies for snacks (two or three times a day)?