Monday, June 18, 2012

I am not meant to raise a toddler

I just do not have the patience for Theo these days. Not sure what happened to my sweet little boy, but somewhere between getting a new sister to mom going out of town, packing up our house, staying with three different friends in Provo, driving across the country and moving in with my parents has thrown this little guy for a loop. Maybe the adjustment for me has been even harder than for him (how much I miss having my own home and life is a whole other post). I really need to take a few deep breaths and work on my patience because the kid is exhausting it (and me). I know it's not him, that he is two and a half and his behavior is normal, expected even. I know he is going through some major upheaval in his world. I get it on a intellectual level like all the parenting books say, but actually dealing with it every day is easier read than done. And I get that he will grow out of it and mature into a quite lovely preschooler, inshallah. But GEEZ, it is frustrating and I am not a very patient person.

I miss this kid... and his great hair :(


  1. I know exactly how you feel. Exactly. and we haven't even moved yet. Sometimes I feel like I should let jane raise my children from age 2 til 4. she has the patience of a saint.

  2. That sweater! :)

    And I feel you.

  3. Awww...he is adorable...and I'm sure he's quite a lil boy will be a year on the 16th of september, but I remember quite vividly what my friend went through with hers *she had 3 boys O__O* so I pretty much know there is going to be a strained period of time. My eldest girls weren't really troublesome but boys are made of a different cloth from what people say.

    The best piece of advice a stranger such as myself could not to take his actions/behaviour personally...and perhaps try different techniques at handling him.

    You'll get through this!