I'm not the only person who -- when confronted with a 22-month-old who pitches a one-day nap strike, with ensuing erratic behaviour for the rest of the day, culminating in a bedtime tantrum from hell -- says to herself, "That's it. Toddlerdom is here. Game over, man. Game over."
Or am I?
Can any of you been-there-done-that folks reassure me? This is just a 24-hour aberration, right? Things will go back to normal tomorrow? Or has a year of the (relatively) easy life with a happy-go-lucky kid made me soft?
Heh. Anne-Marie, you've shamed me into posting for the first time in I don't know how long. Thanks for the kick in the butt! I've been anything but a bored housewife, and not a whole lot is new with Sam, other than one thing...
Is anyone else's toddler practising his or her tantrum skills? Sam hasn't had any real tantrums, other than one post-vaccination blowout, but every so often I catch him in the middle of doing his homework assignment for The Theory and Practice of Whining 101. I finally managed to catch the tail end of one of these sessions on video.
Note that there was absolutely no catalyst for this little incident, and there's no real emotion behind it. He clearly hasn't committed to the role.
And notice how he stops as soon as he notices me taping him? What gives? A few seconds later, I rolled the camera again, and he's all nonchalant, like, What? Me? I'm just sitting here eating toast and minding my own business.Nothing to see here.
Oh where, oh where, have the Bored Housewives gone?
Oh where oh where could they beeeeee????
it's been too long since anyone's posted any fresh bitching, moaning and complaining! I know a few of you are pregnant again - you must have aches and pains you can share with us! And Kris - tell us more about the real estate market on the Sunshine Coast and Nelson! And Dopps, how's that Sam of yours? Libby - how was the yoga retreat????
News ladies, I want some news!!!
Cyber hugs, Anne-Marie
p.s. we are well - (my) Sam's a nutbar these days; chat chat chat all day long. Tonight I made the bath a teensy wee bit too hot - he spent the rest of the night reminding me "mama bath too hot. Mama bath too hot." Way to make me feel guilty.