Lately with the teeth and the ear infection my world has felt very small. Today it felt like the end of the world would the Little One would not nap, at all. Then I lost my patience with more than one thing, the pulling things out of the trash can, the dumping and eating of the dog food, I just wanted to call it a day and go to sleep....at 5:45 in the afternoon.
Then, while waiting for the water to boil for the rice she started fussing and whining. I asked what she wanted and she said 'Momma', melted my heart. I picked her up and she gave me the sweetest hug and patted my back...how could I be frustrated with someone so full of sweetness?
Not too long after that she was off doing something else that made me want to yell and I was agitated all over again. This parenting thing is full of ups and downs isn't it? She repeated her sweet hugs several times this evening and I am so glad she did.
It is nap time for the Little One, but instead of quiet I am listening to her babble and whine on the baby monitor. My muscles are achy and my eyes are tired. These past few weeks have been trying as a Momma. The Little One has been getting her molars and they are coming in fast and furious. She has been a ball of fussiness who rarely sleeps. In addition to the wicked teething she now has an ear infection that sent us to the ER in the wee hours of the morning while we were away for the weekend.
I am thankful that I have a partner to do this with or I might have lost my mind about a week ago. Though in those early morning hours we lose all of our courtesies and become a version of ourselves that nobody likes, but at least we are not doing this alone and know that we both are in need of grace from the other.
I am praying hard that a good nights rest is in store for all of us tonight.
A little late but here she is all dressed up for Halloween. She had the best time trick or treating!