Adulthood is like the vet and we’re all dogs that were excited for the car ride until we realized where we’re going.
This week a guy asked me what I do all day while I ninja’d two kids through the Kroger checkout aisle. May have set the tone for the week.
Noah is getting is front teeth in and it’s painful…for everyone. My undereye bags are the size of China. Joe has not been doing well with transitions all of a sudden. Keeping him occupied has been harder than usual this week. Nothing seems to hold his attention unless it’s TV and we have been trying to nix it all together because he can’t seem to manage the little bit he gets. Phases, man.
Joe is also SAYING WORDS. This week we added purple, blue, home, and um. The therapist hasn’t even started yet. It’s like he knows he’s in for it.
Making pita bread today for the first time. The dogs will tell you how it tastes if it goes anything like all my other adventures in bread baking.
Anybody else do worse on the weekends mood-wise? I kind of dread them because we have 20 million things to get done in 2 days. It’s too much pressure.
I am included in this article with probably everyone else on the planet. I am addicted to my phone and I can feel it killing my brain. I think that we are aware that phones are probably going to come with Surgeon General’s Warnings in the next few years and we need to chill on introducing them to our children.
To me, it feels like someone gave me a pack of cigarettes when I was a freshman in college and now I don’t know how to quit.
This is coming directly from the woman who takes videos of her children all day long. There’s a balance somewhere, but I really don’t know where that is yet.
Things I Learned This Week
- Joe (possibly toddlers) struggle when you give them choices. Too many choices overwhelms him, so I am making a point to give him less. Less toys out, less snack options, less “Do you want this or this?”
- Decorating My House
- Time In -Because Joe is not going to sit and reflect on his actions as a 2 year old like I expect him to when he throws a fit. Do something rhythmic near him, let him have all the emotions, then have time in. This works for us.
- You forget how hard teething is until it returns. Seeing that tooth bud in a baby’s mouth sometimes is SO MUCH VALIDATION for some really hard days.
- I am still not as confident in my mothering as I like to think I am.
- Joe doesn’t do great with circle time yet or missing a nap. He came home from a music playdate with a black eye…from my knee.
- If I don’t write down my daily gratitude I become very ungrateful.
- I still suck at plastic wrap.
- When I don’t sleep, I seek out the Halloween candy.
- Kids don’t acquire logic until around age 6 or 7. Hence, why Joe felt the need to walk around in my heels, fill the deck holes with rice, and attempt to eat bouncy balls. Illogical energy aside, isn’t it kind of an epiphany to find this out and change your views on consequences/punishment for kids under 6?
Sunday: Pork and Apple Stew
Monday: Skillet Lasagna
Tuesday: Spaghetti, Kale, Chickpeas (we don’t do spaghetti squash cause it grosses me out, spaghetti is better in it anyway. Joe loves noodles, etc.)
Wednesday: Dump & Done Ramen – Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings
Thursday: Chicken Chipotle Bowls
Friday: Tuna Salad + Crackers + Veggie Plate