Over brunch I was talking with some friends this weekend, two being brand new parents, and I was saying how I have lost all control around the house and that I needed to be on one of those Nanny shows to have them come and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Certainly I'm to blame for my kids fighting endlessly and clinging to my side to the point that we don't get space from each other.
My good friend's husband said that even his adorable neices and nefews who are as sweet as can be have moments that they think, "wow, this kid is CRAZY." He mentioned that there are times when even kids that seem perfect most of the time, there are weeks when no one wants to spend time with these kids. Obviosly at our house, we had a week just like that. After a week like last week, I simply need to step back and remember the amazing times that we do have and reflect on those. I also happened to pick up a few parenting books this weekend to brush up on my skills. It never hurts, I know I have plenty of room for improvement.
I'm so with you! I am chalking it up to the dog days of summer, but I think I need to call Jo-Jo myself. My kids have not been going to bed until 10:30pm on a regular basis after everyone cries and needs a story, then something to eat, etc,etc. Then when I'm away from them for the evening all I can think about is how I should really be enjoying the time that I have with them more because who knows what tomorrow may bring. I feel like they are in charge! School starts soon! I think it is just being out of a routine. Summer is great for that, but we are all starting to feel the need to return to some kind of schedule. I may try harder next summer to keep them on a regular waking, lunch, nap, bedtime schedule. Too late now!
It's so nice to hear I'm not alone on this one. I was thinking it could be schedule related too. I too was thinking summer camps for next summer might be a better plan. Enjoy them while they are young!
just ran by your blog and thought I'd second and third those above. I've been wondering when this "phase" my daughter has been going through will be over and am beginning to come to the realization that it's NEVER. EVER. GOING TO BE OVER! Plus, I have to go through it again with the newest addition!
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