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cheekymonk Sat 11-Jul-09 16:44:58

Hi All,

I am really really struggling tioday. Dh is away with Navy and back in 12 days. DS aged 4 has become unbearable and clearly just totally impatient to see his daddy (understandable)
I took him to a show today and tried to get his interest in the animals etc but he just wanted toys. He stomped around being really grumpy but did raise a smile at the Punch & Judy! I bought hiim a cool spiderman blow up balloon and he just purposely jumped on it and said we can go back tomorrow and get another!!!!!!
I know he is missing his daddy, unsettled about starting school but I am pigsick of his crap behaviour and the effect of me feeling all tensed up and utterly exhausted and stressed and deflated and worthless. I have had a tough week at work too and have had little help since dh has been away. I just feel so miserable and am counting down until bedtime. he is an angel at nursery- why is he so fucking difficult for me?????
angry sad

SoupDragon Sat 11-Jul-09 16:47:08

"why is he so fucking difficult for me?"

Because you are his mother. Mine behave far worse for me than they do for anyone else. I tell myself it is because they are secure in the knowledge that I will love them forever and they use me as an outlet for pent up frustration.

Which doesn't make me feel the slightest bit better/calmer about it

cheekymonk Sat 11-Jul-09 16:52:34

Hi soupdragon, yes, I know, it goes with the territory!

poshtottie Sat 11-Jul-09 17:24:02

Hi cheekymonk

I feel your pain. My dh is at sea and now won't be back till October. Ds is almost 3 and can be really difficult and I am looking forward to him going to preschool in September. He is missing his dad and I think I get the brunt of it.

Keep your chin up. You are not alone.

cheekymonk Sat 11-Jul-09 17:27:24

Thanks poshtottie xxx

poshtottie Sat 11-Jul-09 17:34:26

We have more structure in the week and I find the weekends quite difficult. I tend to spend a lot of time with my inlaws as they have been brilliant with ds and my family are not close by.

He has been quite good today which is a miracle as we have been inside all day because of the weather.

I was tempted to pop out for a bottle of wine but can't be bothered and feel a bit sad drinking on my own. Have chocolate though smile

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