Friday, May 6, 2011

Confession Friday

I confess I am exhausted! I join these two lovely ladies in their exhaustion and the two stage.

I confess I have been avoiding blogging because I didn't want to complain anymore about how hard starting out parenting a 2 year old is. I know so many people are still waiting to bring their kids home and I don't want to seem ungrateful.

I confess we are grateful but starting out parenting for the first time to a 2 year old is f@ck*ng hard!!! I cry daily!

I confess my husband is taking me do something nice today - just the 2 of us - I have no idea what it is.

I confess I was so excited about celebrating my first Mother's day this year but I think I might be too tired to enjoy it!

I confess we have 2 weeks until we go see my mom and family and I really need to have my mom wrap her arms around me and tell me everything is going to be o.k.

I confess I will tell my mom how much I appreciate her being my mom and how I didn't realize how hard it must have been for her and how much I am glad she loved me through the good times and the bad. I will follow her example.

I confess my sweet boy had his immunizations and is pushing 2 teeth this week and he has been a strong little dude about it. He is in really good spirits considering his body is trying to make him otherwise.

I confess we woke up to the biggest, craptasic, poop explosion we have ever seen...how can one little dude have so much poop inside him!

I confess I have to remember to breathe!

16 comments:

Carolyn said...

I can sooooo relate to the 2 year old struggles! I just never knew parenting was going to be this hard. Have fun with Yvan tonight! Hope you have a great Mother's Day even though you are tired!


Carolyn

Kendra said...

Oh Rana, although I do wish I had a 2 year old home I still love hearing about how things are going from families home. I do keep little bits of information hoping that they will come in handy someday!

Hope you have a fantastic Mother's Day! You deserve it!

emily said...

I hear ya! Parenting a two year old is SO F(#*$(@#$ frustrating!!!

I hope you have a fun date night and a great mother's day!

turgeonexpansion said...

It is so friggin hard!!!! They push and push and push, and then I yell and feel instantly guilty, sigh. And then round 2 goes on...

Enjoy your day with your hubby, and your first Mother's Day, remember how you longed for it, and now it is here, enjoy :)

PS. I know you called the other night but I haven't been home one night to phone you back...one of these nights

Tammy said...

It is definitely hard parenting a 2year old. The best advice I was given was from my friend/neighbour who is a mother of 2 kids, now 9 and 4 year old. When Josina was just a little baby she said the one thing you have to remember about a toddler is to remember that things take 10 times longer (getting in the car, walking from the parking lot to a store or the gym, etc.) and to allow for them to stop and 'smell the roses' or explore the world. When I remember that and let Josina dop what she needs to do things go much better.

It is all about picking your battles too, ha ha.

I have been using the 1, 2, 3 count when I am warning her to stop something that she is doing and giving her a time out after I get to three (I warn her that she gets a time out with each time that I count) and this works like a charm (right now). Except the day when I asked at '2' if she needed a time out and she said 'yes', ha ha. Little bugger.

It is so hard and so fun at the same time. I love seeing Josina grow and become independent at certain things. Never ceases to amaze me.

Things will get easier I promise you. It took me 2 years to adjust to becoming a mom (yep, Josina's only 26 months, ha ha)...and the little tykes always change the game plan when you think you have got it.

Happy first Mother's day to you! Enjoy it! Get some sleep if you can and take some time for yourself.

Brendan said...

I hear ya! I read the other two lovely ladies' posts and they all could have been mine. My confessions may be too pathetic for a public forum today so I think I'll skip it again. I am currently exhausted from walking up and down the stairs putting the loud hellions back to bed. Did I mention this means I am also neglecting my baby who is very very hungry?? Nice.

Big hugs! You are doing awesome!

Tova said...

I hear ya! You will survive and survive with style! Enjoy your mommy! And enjoy your day!

Melissa said...

You CAN do it! It will be OK!

This too shall pass.

Blow lots of bubbles.

Heather blake said...

Thinking of you. I totally get it!

CinnamonOpus said...

Sounds like you need a quiet relaxing Mother's Day... Make that a Mother's WEEK.

(We can do that, right? Well, if not, we SHOULD be able to do that.)

Claudia said...

oh, R, that sounds ROUGH. It IS hard, and you're allowed to say so! Thinking of you - happy mothers' day tomorrow!

Ranavan said...

Oh Cinn! It should be a week ;)

boltupright said...

hee, "craptastic."

Ahem. I totally hear you on the insta-parent thing - it's a huge learning curve when you have to throw discipline on top of just getting used to being a parent in the first place. The curve does eventually flatten out though, I swear!

Somewhere Behind the Morning said...

I just checked your blog out through another blog, through another blog, etc. :) I totally understand how frustrating it is, and you ARE allowed to rant and rave. We brought home a 1 year-old and 5 year-old who both have special needs and our 5 year-old has RAD. Every day is a challenge- every day is exhausting. But, there are still bright spots!!

Good luck, and I have found amazing support from blog readers across the world!! :)

Happy Mother's Day!

emily said...

Just wanted to say happy mother's day Rana!!!!!!!

xo

Julie said...

Love you Rana.