Weekend mood swings- April 15, 2012
Like all parents who work outside the home, our weekends are sacred. It’s our chance to catch up with our growing child. Two full, uninterrupted days of family time.
We ate cupcakes. (Yeah, I had Gigi’s for the first time and it changed my life)
We hiked around the lake.
So overall it was a great weekend. Charlotte did have her moments, however. You know what I’m talking about. Periods of inconsolable, toy throwing, snot nosed, tear-filled tantrums that no amount of food nor Sesame Street can end. It’s a side effect of toddlerhood we’re dealing with on a daily basis. I have a terrible confession…
At one point during a tantrum I thought, “I want to take her to daycare!”
Oh my God! I did NOT just think that! I was horrified and guilt ridden. Usually I dread Mondays when I have to leave my babe during the day. I get sad during lunch breaks when I see Stay-At-Home moms out at restaurants with their tots.
But, I was at my wits end. I was hoping someone else would take a crack at getting through to my child. Her teachers at school are just the ones to do it. I actually got excited about going to work and that’s not just because I like my new job.
Later tonight after she had a fully belly and had calmed down she said “Mama! Mama! Mama!” over and over. In my ears it was like a little songbird from heaven was singing with the angels. I thought, “That’s it! I’m pulling her out of daycare so I can be with her all day!”
I have as many mood swings as my toddler.