So, we blog what we know, right?
Well, here's what I know for sure...
I have had what is arguably the most challenging
few days being a mom since Emma was born.
I have the sweetest, most loving child
who gives sweet kisses and hugs,
laughs when you sing Itsy Bitsy Spider,
and gets excited to throw things away
in the garbage can. What's not to love?
She is also the strongest willed child
I have ever encountered. ever.
Over the weekend she pushed all my buttons
as if it was her intention to break me.
She was in time out no less than 6 times on Sunday...
clearly deciding the punishment was worth
whatever crime tempted her.
She throws a fit every time I say "no"
suggest we do something else, or,
heaven forbid, I don't understand her.
I'm sure the world is frustrating and
confusing for an 18-month old. But I'm
so overwhelmed and feel beaten down.
Until I can make my way through
James Dobson's "The Strong Willed Child"
I would VERY MUCH appreciate any
advice, stories, suggestions from any of
you who have found yourself in similar situations.
For now...deep breaths!