we have all been up since 5. dh went to work, i fed dd2 and then dd1 got up and had brekkie. then it went downhill. dd1 would not get dressed. had to promise we would make a snowman when dd2 went for her nap. she didnt, she has been screaming since 7. hungry, tired, but determined not to go to sleep. dd2 refusing to get dressed, got dressed and had major tantrum at same time, kicking and screaming. went out to play in snow, amde snowman, dd2 had great time then cried when her hands were sore from cold (refusing to wear gloves). i thought dd1 might drop off in her bed while we were outside, but no she had been crying so much she had been sick in bed. both now screaming, dd2 couldnt get to sleep cos dd1 was shouting, decided to put dd1 down for her nap, she is in bed shouting for mummy, but because she was out of the way i got dd2 to go to sleep at last, but for how long who knows.
have you managed to get a cuppa yet? no wonder you are - don't know how old your dds are, but when having a bad day I try and say (to myself and often) 'it's just a phase, tomorrow will be better'. Sorry if that isn't much use, but didn't want you to feel ignored as well as tired!
me and dd had such a laugh this morning hanging up the washing on the clothes horse then it all went wrong. have just been into her bedroom to retrieve her bunny that had 'fallen' out of the bed (she does that to get someone to go in) and she is very tired, but wanting to come downstairs. if she doesnt sleep she will be worse than grumpy. baby has fallen asleep (thank god) hopefully for a wee while.
i am on the 2nd content of dd's selection box, hope she doesnt notice
its all quiet now, actually.
im sitting here holding my breath (and trying to eat milky way at same time)
i wish i could get out of the house for a while but i dont know anyone who lives in this wee village, my friends and family are all over 1hr and a half away and they are all at work anyway. sometimes i feel trapped in my own house. . its blizzard so cant go for a walk to the park. hate going to the shopping centre as need to take a million things with me (milk, nappies, etc etc etc etc) and then when we get there dd wont walk ('i want a cuddle mummy') and its takes an age to get in the car anyway and baby would probably cry in her pram the whole time anyway
cant remember the last night out i had with dh never mind any friends
blimey - where on earth do you live? A new move I am guessing? winter is always a bit crap isn't it. Can you treat your dd1 to a carpet picnic in front of a film and call it a trip to the cinema? when does your dh get home?
Hi Nailpolish - wish I could offer some helpful advice as you have been so kind to me in the past. You definitely sound like you need a bit of time out. When dh/dp gets in can't you escape for an hour or two even if it's to the local shop. You'll feel so much better. NO EXCUSES NOW!!! Hell, just go get yourself some more chocolate if that what you need????? Perhaps you can refill dds selection box then and she'll never know. xxxx
Hi Nailpolish. You still around?? I know what you mean about feeling lonely even though you have two dds. I'm the same sometimes. Even though you love your kids to bits you still need some "you" time which involves adult conversation too. Do you go to any parent and toddler groups at all? I go to loads in my area (well two now - but everyday before dd2 started pre-school) and have made a lot of friends at them. Not necessarily close friends that I get together for coffee with but just someone for general chit chat each week at group.
i do go, but havent been to mothers and toddler for a while because it was getting on my nerves a wee bit. actually, its a bit boring. its an hr and a half, and even dd after half an hr is asking me 'can we go home mummy?'
ill maybe give it another shot, havent been since baby was born, there might be a few more new folk there now with new babies like me.
i dont want to talk about babies all the time though! and thats what they do
anyway, thats dh home now, im going to pour myself a g and t and him a beer, both dd's are asleep so make the most of it, eh?!
thanks spark, ill chat to you soon x
btw, hows the family? i was thinking earlier about that