10 thoughts on “Not Pleasant

  • My middle child does the same thing but is now starting to get better about dealing with her emotions. Hang in there. It will get easier.

  • My boy is the same way.

    Hopefully Payson gets a little less attached soon so it won't be so rough with the new baber in the house!!!

    When I left Levi at my Mom's the other day he was crying for me and she said “He's getting a little TOO attached isn't he?! 🙂

    We are raising some Moma's Boys that's for sure!

  • Someone commented awhile ago that your life always sounds like sunshine and roses. I TOTALLY disagree with her, and your trials with Payson are exactly the reason I don't want to have children. I don't think I could handle that without snapping. Bless you!

  • I've taken so many pictures just like that, thinking this would be my exact blog post, but then never posted about it because I always feel guilty when I post those things about my kids, but can I just tell you how much I relate to this?

    All three of my kids have been Mommas girls/boy, but Cayden has taken it to a level I never experienced before. He screams and cries at me and pulls on my legs and clothes all day long from the time we get up until we go to bed. Like I can never do, or be, or give enough to him. It's like an extended two year bout with colic. Sometimes I've wondered if there is something wrong with him. I can't imagine what he could possibly have in his short little life to make him so unhappy so much of the time.

    I've had conversations with him through tears (mine and his) where I try to explain to a one year old that no one can be 100% responsible for another human beings happiness 24 hours a day. That even he, at one yr old has to take some responsibility for his own emotional well being and try to be happy some of the time.

    I can't accomplish anything, and trying to ignore him and get something done only pushes him to scream louder and cry harder. You should see the instant message conversations between Tim and I for the past 22 months. They all start with “I can't take it anymore. I can't take it anymore.”

    What is it? Is it boys? Is this just how they are? It makes me feel like a failure sometimes. And I'll be honest, I don't respond to him all the time as lovingly as I wish I could. And yet when he's happy, he's so happy, it's infectious. He's the light of my life. I just don't get it.

    So, when will they grow out of it? My fear is that its just his personality and not a phase of life. Oh man, I hope not.

    P.S. By no means am I saying you should feel guilty for posting this. Because you shouldn't. I hope you didn't take it that way. That's just my own issues. I'm sorry this comment went on forever. You just opened up the floodgates for me with this one and this week has been especially hard with him. We had a week of great weather last week and he was so much happier getting to be outside, then this week its been very cold and he's been back to his unhappy self and it's been a rough one.

    I hope Payson (and Cayden) get over whatever it is so us Mommy's can get some sanity and peace in our daily lives back! I wish I had some advice, but I'm searching myself. Hang in there.

  • I hear ya. My son is 3. He has been cranky since about 14 months. It can be so hard. The whining and screaming gets old real quick, especially when it never ends. Hang in there. Hopefully your hubby can give you a break. 🙂

  • Awe poor little guy and poor mama. Hopefully as he gets better at communicating he'll be able to express himself through words. Hang in there.

  • it WILL get better. as you know, i handlked my stress by screaming too! i just felt that after so many of them i needed to have my own fit, i guess! it is perfectly normal to feel this way….we know you love him to the moon & back!!

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