Well....today my child made me cry. Not like in the past when she's been sick or getting her blood drawn or whatever, but because of her attitude. While I adore this stage of sweet babbles that mean nothing, intentional affection and the discovery of the world outside......I am not a fan of the new found independence that makes her want to disobey.
I'm not sure if it's teeth, her age, her temperament or all of them combined but whew.....this week has been one of days FULL of discipline and tantrums. Today she woke up even more on the wrong side of bed apparently and as much as I love carrying my sweet girl around when she first wakes up (she REFUSES to be put down too soon after waking up......and it's a Long, slow transition lol like father like daughter) with my 4 month pregnant self it's been really hurting my back lately. And and as the front of me gets bigger it's hard to figure out where to hold her....anyways!
It was a "fun" typical-of-this-week morning with lots of crankiness and pure defiance. So off we went for a change of scene to winco and sprouts. I thoroughly enjoyed the soundtrack of her screaming all the way down there ---insert sarcasm here---and once we got there she of course only wants to run run run and NOT sit in a cart. I LOVE watching her tiny legs run but once I let her out of that cart it's over......So the screaming started and really didn't finish till we both left in tears...yes me too. I thought it was hard packing up your groceries with a 1 yr old on your hip, I now know it's even harder when they are kicking and screaming and you're trying to bend down and "reason" with your 1 yr old and meanwhile the line is getting backed up because of you.
Sprouts was the same the story so off we went home. So much fun! LOL. Sometimes I feel like I need to go to parenting school where they can tell me a step by step process on how to "successfully" tackle each phase of development OH well! Now she's been sleeping for 3 1/2 hrs........all those tantrums wore her (and me) out!
I LOVE this girl but WHEW some days are seriously the hardest work I have EVER done in my life. I hope I'm not the only one and I will FOREVER look differently on those people in the store or restaurant with the screaming child, they may likely be doing there best!