I have been working so hard, attempting to improve my health and my moods, attempting to be the best mom and wife I can be, all the while following my passion that is writing. Today I failed. Miserably. Most especially with Choo-choo.
Yes, he is a toddler. Yes, this is a very trying time. But today it was more than that. It is abundantly clear that he does not respect me. Continue reading “Respect”
So, this morning I woke up to the sound of Choo-choo screaming my name. I run up there to find him stark naked, puddles of pee all over his sheet. His pee-soaked clothes and full diaper were on the floor.
Shocked doesn’t even begin to express my initial thoughts and feelings. Continue reading “Morning moods”
So Diesel, Choo-choo, and I went on another little camping trip. It all started with a lot of stress during the packing and preparations, which led to disagreements between my husband and I since we weren’t able to Continue reading “Sleeping arrangements”
Choo-choo has been getting up several times in the middle of the night for two weeks now. “Mommy! Mommy!” he screams. I drag myself out of bed and to his room. Continue reading “Late nights”
Choo-choo and I were in his room the other night, about to get him ready for bed. He wanted hugs, so we wrapped our arms around each other and held on tight. Unfortunately, Continue reading “In the arms of my baby”
My son is quite a chatterbox at bedtime. Sometimes he talks about things that happened that day while other times he tells me silly stories he makes up. Occasionally, Choo-choo will ask about sounds he hears outside, such as car doors closing and neighbor dogs barking.
Sometimes, though, he pulls out a memory I thought he’d long forgotten. Continue reading “Bedtime stories”
We had a long weekend last week. Choo-choo went to sleep hours after bedtime both Friday and Saturday night despite all efforts to put him in bed sooner. He was so exhausted but fought it. After two busy days coupled with no naps, I thought for sure he’d sleep in Sunday morning. Continue reading “Late to bed, early to rise”