Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Still striving

Copyright 2006 by mamalang
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I'm really trying to believe that it is simply a matter of it has to get worse to get better...that she is railing at the idea that we won't tolerate it at all anymore...I'm probably delusional, but at least I'm in a slightly better frame of mind.

In the midst of this temper tantrum hell, we are struggling with a family members health crisis. And scarily enough, that fact has made me a little more patient. I stop and think about what I would do if something were to happen to one of my babies. Then I take a deep breath, and try to calmly tell them why they need to cease doing whatever it is they are doing. So far, it's made me feel a little better if nothing else.

Yesterday I had the day off of work, and my son's daycare was closed, but the girls had school. We had a wonderful morning together. We went to breakfast at IHOP and then home to watch some cartoons and play pirates on the playset in our backyard. He had mama's undivided attention for the whole morning, and he was basking in it. I love that little man so much, and it's so much fun playing games with him!

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Wow, sometimes a little perspective goes a long way, huh? I'm sorry about your family member, though.

Jenn (formerly gibby23roarof84) said...

It's amazing what a little one on one time with your kids do for them. Big A craves it--even if it's just while Little A is napping.

John said...

1 on 1 time is so rare, and so necessary! Glad you had a good time.