Yesterday Wee One was a terror. I have no idea what caused him to be such a brat.
Here is a short list of his bad doings:
- dumped BB’s all over his brothers’s bedroom floor I just vacuumed not 10 minutes prior to his action.
- threw his Donald Duck toy up into the top of the Christmas tree, then got a chair to stand on to get it out…knocking about 10 ornaments off the tree in the process. (he did this while I was vacuuming)
- approximately 3 minutes of being removed from the ‘potty‘ he snuck off into his bedroom and crapped his pants. (Ive been putting him on the potty every 15 minutes trying to get him trainedhe goes fine for everyone else except his dad and I)
- stood on my desk chair and got the scissors down from where I have them stashed way up high and shredded 2 new envelopes on my computer (he did this while I was taking the fastest shower known to man)
- applied 1/2 of his brother’s hair gel out of the container to his own hair and to one of his stuffed dogs in a matter of 2 minutes.
Today he is acting better……a tiny bit.
Last night when hubby walked thru the door from work, I was so relieved. I needed a break, badly.
My respect goes out to single parents. They are exactly that, single parent. The parent who soley cares for their child or children. Many do not have the other parent to take over when they need a break from the frustration of parenting.
Or the other parent’s financial support. Many single parent’s support their children on soley their own income.
I know a lot of single parents. My friend Melissa is a single parent to 2 boys. She struggles, she tries her hardest, she keeps on plugging forward with a smile. Melissa is an excellent mother and rarely does she complain about being a single parent. If I were in her shoes, I am not so sure I would be as good at single parenting as she is.
Yesterday I was over at one of my regular reads. I read Melanie‘s story about her huge gamble she took to make her life and her son’s life much better. Here’s a small part of Melanie’s post:
“So, off I went. Less than 1000 in my pocket. No home. No job. And a two year old. Amazingly, I felt the best I had in a long time.”
Melanie has a great POST . Go over and give it a read. I found it inspiring and refreshingly upbeat. This is my favorite quote from her story:
“Fate has lead me to this moment. I took all its hints and offerings hitching the Nissan to a star! We landed in paradise.”