I usually post on my blog about the fun, sweet things my children do or the milestones they reach, but this post is going to be different. Here you will see some honest mommy thoughts which have evolved due to the events of the past several days...
Now, I LOVE my girls...with all my heart. They are my world. I am so thankful that I get to work from home and spend LOTS of quality time with them and loving on them. I wouldn't have it any other way. That being said...I've thought seriously about getting a one way ticket to some place like Hawaii or really anywhere serene that is FAR, FAR away.
For starters, Addison is cutting teeth. Yikes! One has already come through and the other is trying desperately to break through. And she is NOT a happy camper. She's been fussy morning, noon and night. Poor baby, I know it hurts...but OH MY!
And let's just talk about Addison's temper! Yep, she got it from her Daddy. Don't let that cute smile fool you. Just take one of her toys away or move something that she is trying to get into and watch the tantrum fly! OH MY!!
Then---Audrey, as some of you know if you keep up with us, started preschool several weeks ago. Well, she is having some pretty rough separation anxiety. She cries the whole time at preschool, plus she even gets upset if I leave the house and she stays with Corey. It breaks my heart, so that has been pretty stressful for me. And that isn't the only thing that preschool has done for us. Many people told me that she was going to pick up some unpleasant behaviors from school, and you bet she did! Oh, the sassiness and defiance have my hair turning gray as I type! I thought that didn't come until we were close to teenage years...(sigh). Plus, the temper tantrums are quite dramatic as well. I just THOUGHT we escaped the "terrible two tantrums", but no--they just waited until 3 to show up. OH MY!!
Here is a story to top it all off--- Audrey told me she needed to use the bathroom the other day, so I told her to go on to the bathroom (we were playing in the living room). A few minutes later she returns and mentions to me that she peed in her trash can. WHAT?!? Yep, you read that right! My sweet, precious, adorable Audrey decided to forgo the toilet and just try out the trash can instead. Now, I have to admit that this stunt required some talent on her part. I was so shocked, upset, angry...I went storming outside and informed Corey that he needed to take care of his daughter because I just didn't have it in me to handle that episode.
After all was said and done, Audrey promised not to use the trash can as a toilet...and when she wasn't looking, Corey and I had to laugh. 'Cause you gotta admit, that was sorta funny. Heck, she didn't even get any on the carpet!
I am such a blessed lady! I have a wonderful, handsome husband who loves me; and two beautiful daughters who keep me laughing and on my toes. I enjoy loving on my family, reading, photography, and crafts. God has truly blessed me, and for this I am so thankful.