Monday, August 23, 2010

Looking Back....

Now that the heat of battle is over, I can look back with a little more clarity. :)

I've learned a few things. Our current "terrible two" situation is rough but it's not that horrible. What makes it unbearable is not getting a break. With Jeff working crazy hours and still being new in this area and therefore not having many friends, I don't have many opportunities to get away by myself these days. But I've learned that it is really important to find ways to recharge, even if I have to go outside my comfort zone and ask someone for help. That's really hard for me, but that day of the camel back post is evidence of how important it is.

Jeffy's in the throes of the terrible twos or whatever, but all he really needs is attention and love. That won't guarantee that he won't act out, but in the end, him knowing he's loved is the only thing that matters. I know that now and I knew it then, but my well was dry-- I had nothing left to give. Now that I've gotten a little break, I can come back and give him the things he needs. I'm capable of remembering what works with the little guy and can do it without losing my mind!
Today he and I made cookies together for the first time. He had a blast rolling the cookies into balls and we giggled together when we snuck little bites into our mouths. :) I had a great time too.

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I really needed to hear what you said, and it made my load lighter. Thank you.


S.N.D said...

I agree with you.A break is a necessity for us mothers in the house.Most especially you.You have 2 kids and one on the way. Having time to relax,recharge and have time for yourself is not only good for you but also good for your family. Cause,after that moment you are more well capable to take care of those little bundle of joy.

Adam, Sarah, Kevin, Aaron, and Nathan said...

I am glad things are better...Motherhood is such a roller coaster isn't it!!

~Kimi~ said...

A broken back doesn't heal overnight! You need to take SUPER good care of yourself for the next long while. Drop the kids off in Virginia and take a real vacation. :)