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I am being very very unreasonable indeed!

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barefoofdoctor Sun 11-Jun-17 19:26:43

Having read a thread today about persistent parental bed bothering 3 year olds and being able to strongly relate, then being let down by the ex (and therefore cracking open his naice (£9 so not crazy expensive, but way more than he deserves or i'd spend on the rare bottle of wine I buy for medicinal purposes) Father's Day wine (I got sweet fat nothing for Mothers Day, not even a card, but have time and again been the 'better person' for DD's sake. Not bitter. Much. ), It dawned on me that my DD lavishes me with the sort of love, idolisation and (sometimes very OTT) attention that I have, as an incurably insecure person, always longed for. From a parent, partner, whatever, and yet i'm too often short tempered and feel harassed by this. I know I am being unreasonable and ungrateful and I also know how relentless lone parenting can be and how it gnaws you to the bone, kicks you in the head then comes back for the bone marrow (no family anywhere nearby, chronic illness but good friends thankfully) but I've just had a bit of a lightbulb moment thinking 'I won't ever be more loved than this' and it has humbled me a bit (though thankfully I don't feel #blessed). So, not being preachy Mother Superior but definitely intend to renew patience supplies big time tomorrow (if I've not been woken by the 5am lone toddler dawn chorus).

CurlyMango Sun 11-Jun-17 20:37:32

Umm what?

ParadiseCity Sun 11-Jun-17 20:39:03

What's the name of the wine please? I want some!

You are right though, kids are marvellous.

Redsippycup Sun 11-Jun-17 20:48:45

Awww - that's nice!

Sandsnake Sun 11-Jun-17 20:50:01

Good for you! Toddler affection is crazily intense and can be suffocating but - as you say - is humbling in its own way.

Gizlotsmum Sun 11-Jun-17 20:53:35

My 5 yr old has been super cute this afternoon. Having the same tea, plate and drink as me and watching the family film snuggled with me.. he is normally such a daddy's boy it has been lovely to realise I am special to him...

FloatyCat Sun 11-Jun-17 20:55:48

I get you OP, intense but sweet

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