Brutal Day

Monday hasn’t been kind to me so far. I’m trying to snap myself out of the post-weekends blahs but as of yet I’m not doing too well. I even called and cancelled Ember’s well baby checkup appointment for this afternoon because keeping my kids well behaved when at the doctor’s office is one thing that peaks my stress level in record speed.

Speaking of Ember, that girl is the light of my life. Truly. She makes me a better person, a better mother, a better human being. I want her to be my baby forever. I never want mothering her to end. I love everything about her ๐Ÿ™‚
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And Payson has actually been super sweet lately. His entire life he’s spent the vast majority of his time screaming or crying or whining or destroying stuff. Now he spends a lot of his time chatting happily. Though he still destroys a lot of stuff ๐Ÿ˜›

Today, though, I have so little patience for him. I know I’m the one being unreasonable but I’m just exhausted. He cries a lot lately for his binkies and I’m trying to wean him to only night use. It was going really well for a few weeks but this week he’s been begging to have his binky all day. I don’t know what to do. He cries NONSTOP if he doesn’t get his binky.

I hear Ember waking up from her nap. She took a really long nap this morning and I actually debated going in and waking her up to see her smiling face. I missed her. She is so sweet and innocent, sometimes when I’m feeling sad she’ll start to cry to nurse and I’ll take her in my bedroom and lay on the bed with her. Her beautiful eyes lock on mine the entire time she drinks and melts away any bad mood I was in. Babies are such a gift โ™ฅ

3 thoughts on “Brutal Day

  • I'm sorry! Babies are wonderful, and I'm glad that she brightens your mood!

    The binkie deal…our dentist told us we need to throw them out by the time their big kid teeth come in. When we tried to break the habit (cringe, it's horrible) it was more than I could take. We started like you did, there was a lot of re-directing during the very long and whiny days. When the dentist told us not to worry, their mouths will be fine as well as their teeth if we quite by that time, I didn't worry about night time anymore. Good luck!!!

  • I like that advice, maybe I'll just let the binky issue go again. With all his food issues I hate to take away one more thing ๐Ÿ™

  • I know it's hard to break that habit, and I felt pressured to wean my kids off of them. I hated that, because I felt like it wasn't a battle I wanted to take on but felt like I should. The dentist gave me an out, and I glady took it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    How are his food issues going, I know you mentioned he has an appointment coming up. I really hope you get some answers, I feel for both of you!

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