Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm Exhausted

Tonight my honey returns after a 12 day business trip. And boy am I glad.

This morning there was a melt-down at my house. BG was fighting and whining over every aspect of the morning routine. Whining about changing her diaper, getting dressed, putting on shoes, doing her hair. All the while we're running later and later for work/school. Finally I snapped. I'm not proud of this but I yelled at her then put her in her crib. I slammed doors as I ran to my room and we both cried on our own beds. We both needed a time out.

After some time I felt calm enough to go back and deal with the situation. I went back to her room and we had a talk. I told her she needed to listen to Mommy and not fight me every morning. She knows the morning routine and she needs to be happy and get ready. I also apologized for yelling at her. After that she got ready fairly quickly and mostly happy. We were, of course, already 20 minutes late by then.

So I texted the Man this morning and told him what happened. He told me I'm off BG duty for the rest of the week so I can take a break. I really need a break. That's one thing I love about my Man. He is really good about giving me a break when I need one.

This is mostly why I hate having the Man travel. I can handle it him being gone - I miss him, but as an adult, I can handle it. It's hard for BG and it's hard being a single parent during that time. It always gives me great appreciation for what he does at home. It also gives me great appreciation for single parents. I am ready to pull my hair out after 12 days. Single parents do it all the time. That deserves a round of applause.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I can't wait for your break to begin. I often put myself in time-out. It really helps everyone:)