” A two year old is kinda like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
“The trouble with having the stubbornness contest with your kids is that they have your stubbornness gene.” ~Robert Brault
I am 37+ weeks pregnant, it has been months since I had a full night sleep, I now have a non-napping toddler, I am uncomfortable beyond words, I am feeling so unsuccessful dealing with Ava’s frustration and tears and I am about to add another one to the mix…
Currently my toddler is in her room screaming and banging on the door instead of taking a nap. This is following a total meltdown at Barnes and Noble where I had to be that mom carrying her out screaming. Perhaps locking her in her room is not quite the right decision but my frustration and feelings of failure at this exact moment… I need the time out! I need to cry! This does make me feel like a terrible mom… wondering exactly how I am ever going to survive toddlerhood. Of course in minutes she is back to playing and reading her books meanwhile I am still in desperate need of a break and answers! I know that I have to keep my emotions in check. My head level and consequences consistent. For the most part I do but each time she melts down I feel like I am not teaching her correctly or giving her the coping skills and I try again. And again. And again.
And yes I have realized it is just the beginning!