Thursday, December 11, 2008

Honeymoon is over

Ok, it's not a honeymoon with a new, peaceful, compliant, baby girl. But still. This oh-so-easy little girl who has lived with us for the past 2 years has somehow morphed into a little grouch. And in the process, she has shared this contagion with her mother, who is now becoming one as well.

Is it teeth? Maybe. She's got a runny nose, like crazy. She so rarely has had one that I always try to find a good reason. She is WAY restless. No sitting still to play a while. Fussing when she's corrected. Heck, *needing* to be corrected!

Is it turning 2? I've always said it's not fair that we don't get a delay for 2 since we have all the other delays. She's shown some attitude, but it's pretty manageable prior to this week. Suddenly, she's becoming a bit of a pain in the rear at times. I don't cotton to this, no sir.

Alright, I know there are several of you who are laughing or rolling your eyes at me. If you know Braska personally, you are thinking I'm ridiculous. She's so darn well behaved at all times. She listens and minds. Yeah! That has been the case. I hope we return to that, but for now... this little booger is driving me nuts. Gradual, that would be a nice way to transition. But this all at once change to a stubborn toddler with a snotty nose... no fun.

And yes, I know. My world is soon to be rocked by a kid who cries and throws fits for no reason and actually *requests* to eat. My life as a mother with smooth sailing and happy, contented, quiet days are apparently over. Laugh if you must. Enjoy my coming-of-age. It's ok. I know I've had it good. I know many of you have said repeatedly to "just wait." In the overall scheme of things, this is nothin'. But that doesn't mean it's any fun!


  1. I feel your pain. Evan is doing and being the same way.. He doesn't like to be corrected and when you put him in time out he screams.. I understand..COMPLETELY!! Email or call if you ever need to vent..:)


  2. I've recently lost my sweet Sophie too. Now I've got a girl with a 'tude, so I feel ya.

  3. I'm not know I was just thinking today - might even do a post on it - that the hardest thing about parenting is the constant transition...just when you think you have things figured out something changes. Yeah, I think theirs a post in there - I could go on for quite awhile...

    Hope she feels better soon.

  4. I so feel your pain. You know my Tristan was Always Angelic. Sweetest most agreeable little man you could ever dream of knowing. After he had his T&A and recovered he became a new boy. A Non compliant my way or the highway kinda guy LOL Apparently having the ability to breath and swallow better made him aware that he doesn't HAVE to do what Mommy says. He now is receiving behavioral therapy because we are concerned about his attitude and how it will effect his kindergarten experience in the fall :( The good news is! It is probably a milestone Mommy. :)

  5. I always thought I had strong-willed children.....until the last one nickname for her is "birth control" because she is the best kind there is:)

    It'll get better. I always praise God whenever I am having a power struggle with one of my kids becuase I think "when they are teenagers, I am going to be grateful for their strong convictions", just maybe not so much now when it's over wearing a dirty pair of jeans for like 5 straight days in a row......


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