I feel sick about it. It's the same 'ol story in that I'm over stressed, overtired, no time for myself. Also we're relocating and staying with my mom for 3 months while she recovers from hip surgery. So the pressure is on us all.
All that said I should never speak to anyone the way I did to my 3 year old dd tonight. I was short tempered, yelled, withheld affection, and didn't make eye contact when she tried to. It was only a matter of the last 15 mins or so before she went to bed. So it wasn't a long ordeal.
In the past when I've lost my patience I've said I was sorry but that never feels like enough. I've tried to explain in really simple terms that I'm tired, love her at all times no matter what, we all need to try to speak nicely to each other, and that I'm sorry. Sometimes when it seems appropriate I ask her to remind me to take a deep breath (I suggest she does that sometimes so I'm trying to show that we all need to do it).
I don't know what else to do. Buy her a pony???? Kidding of course. Any ideas would be great! Thank you.