This week has been a little rough on me mostly because it's been a very busy week for Joseph and we haven't spent much time together as a family.
It all started Monday evening with the Departure of Chris. Then there was the second (all night) job Tuesday night. Wednesday was bishopric visits. Joseph was home not very late but we didn't get back from Nancy's party until 9pm. Thursday night was school, of which he was let out early because the air conditioning wasn't working. Finally, last night (Friday) Joseph went straight from work to girls camp. He will be back home later today, hopefully around 2pm. Needless to say the kids had little time with their dad.
Starting Wednesday, I noticed an increase in bad attitudes, whining, crying, fighting, and naughty behaviors in my kids. I thought it would be better after a good night of sleep... Thursday was worse! So I thought maybe I had become too lax on my 123 magic... I told the kids that if they got to 3 it was a time-out no matter what! By bedtime, I was absolutely rung out.
Friday had a bad start. I got out of the shower to find Samuel sitting on my kitchen counter, his feet in the sink with water all over... It was another day... But then something happened in the afternoon. I was reminded why I LOVE being a mom. Because I love my Kids and because they are cute!
I had no idea what was in store for me at bedtime.
Samuel got up twice after I put him in bed, then the hysteria started. He started crying uncontrollably for his Daddy. I called Joseph and had him say goodnight over the phone, I hung up and he went ballistic again: "Daaaaddaaaaa, daaaaddyyyyyy" for a good half hour. I would call Joseph, Samuel would calm down while he was on the phone. As soon as I would hang up, he started again. Finally I told him I would stay by him until he went to sleep. Around 8:10, he finally was sleeping. I put him in bed at 7pm...
This brings me to this train of thought: being a Mom IS HARD!
But then a new day starts and I do it again... It's not like I would ever give up, it's just that sometimes I am overwhelmed...
What about you?