Friday, November 30, 2007


Today has not been the pinnacle of mommyhood for me. I actually raised my voice to my toddler. Multiple times. And when it comes right down to it, the behaviors that were angering me were nothing but what an adult should (and does) know to expect from a two-year-old. Two-year-olds are stubborn. And persistent. And easily frustrated. Some days I easily go with the flow and it's intuitive to empathize with a little person who is having a hard time navigating a big world of challenges. Today was just not one of those days.

I'm grumpy and impatient and both my girls are weathering the snarls and disapproval. It's not fair. They don't deserve to have to walk on eggshells just because I'm not doing enough to control my emotions. Poor kiddos.

So I'm taking 15 minutes to vent on my blog and chill out. And then I will pull myself together and show them the patience and respect they deserve.

:::deep breath:::

1 comment:

  1. You know that mere fact that you can recognize when you need to take some time SHOWS what a fabulous mother you are. The fact that you are knowledgeable in developmental typical behaviors of toddlers and dynamo's shows what a great mom you are.

    In a nutshell we all have our moments and you are rocking on.

    Also, I think it's important for kids to see the variety in their parents emotions. Kids who have never been scolded, yelled at or snapped at, I think are less resilient. I know you know I'm not advocating shaming, yelling on a regular basis etc... By, giving yourself a time-out you are modeling appropriate emotion management to your kids.

    I hope I don't sound too preachy or cheerleader like.

    I could simply offer cyber hugs, but c'mon that's not me. ;0)