-We start a movie at 8 am
-I am on my period
-I fall asleep during movie (my choice and the consequences were severe)
-Daughter brings me her aunt's IPOD covered in coverup
-Daughter is watched by my dad while I shower (blessings!)
-Daughter spills cereal all over table
-Daughter throw tantrum because she doesn't like the amount of water in her cup
-Mom doesn't give in
-Daughter is put in room for two minutes
-Daughter comes out (mom calmly talks to her-I am awesome at this point)
-Daughter continues to throw a tantrum
-Daughter is placed back in room for 2 minutes.
-Comes out, we play for a while
-I need to do my wet hair in order for me to feel some kind of sanity
-Daughter wants to brush teeth and I am happy to oblige
-Daughter screams because she doesn't want to brush her teeth after all
-We do puzzles and things are happy
-We do stickers
-We play silly faces
-I am happy because I have diagnosed my daughters behavior as attention seeking so I give her much needed attention
-I make lunch. She paints with peanut butter. I ask her to stop and then she runs away smearing it everywhere.
-I scream for the second time at her in her life. My patience was out. Hormones are raging.
-I put myself in time out
-I put her down for a nap
-I read this:
I know this happens to everyone and guess what, that's okay. We're all learning. I prayed to forgive myself for not knowing what to do the first time I try something and as I said those words I realized how true it was. I have never parented an almost two year old. I have never done this day yet and I am here to learn.
-Joy fills my soul and I remember that I am awesome and that today is okay.