Today was pretty much crap! At one point, I was crying so bad that DD joined me & ended up giving me a big hug. The kicker... DD's behavior is was what kicked off the crying episode.
I honestly feel like a failure as a mom today. I'm not sure if my hormones are going just that crazy & I'm making a big deal out of nothing... or... if I need to figure out a new parenting scheme with DD. Ugh! I'm going to type out my issue & see if I get any clarity... or if anyone can lend some advice. If you have any advice, by all means, please share it.
DD is teething (getting her canines - all 4 at the same time) so I know she doesn't feel well. She just doesn't want to listen to me anymore. I don't run around telling her "no" all the time. I try to be consistent with what is expected as well as realistic with what she can & can't do. I don't expect her to entertain herself all the time only some of the time... which she does (usually by reading her books). She's very smart so I know theirs no understanding barrier. I try to include her in activities around the house because she likes to help.
Today, as most days, the morning usually goes well. She has a nap, she eats lunch & then the day goes downhill in regards to her willingness to listen & cooperate. She ended up kicking me during a diaper change... I had to put her back in her crib until she calmed down. She likes to help with laundry but today she wanted to grab things away from me & not help. I took her outside (it was beautiful here & she usually loves it) but she asked to come back in after about 5 or so min. I finally corralled her in the family room & she started playing with her toys... as if she had too much freedom everywhere else. To say I'm confused is an understatement. Her behavior is making me not even want to include her in helping. I definitely feel defeated as a mom today.
Anyway as I said at the beginning... I'm not sure if my pg hormones are going crazy or what. I know I don't have the same amount of energy I normally do but I try to make sure she isn't bored. If you made it this far, thanks for listening. I'm just having a rough day in mommyhood.