My younger sister @estherallanpoe interviewed me for a school project. She had to interview someone who inspires her.
She asked what I’m most proud of. I replied, “It might sound funny, but never losing it or raising my voice to my babies. That’s a tall task with a crazy toddler. I just always tell myself, ‘Amy, be the example. If you lose it on him, that’s the same as a tantrum.’”
It’s NOT easy and that’s why I’m proud of it. Of course I’m not perfect at mommin’, but I try my best and reset again if I stumble.
It’s much easier to be kind and impressive to strangers than it is to be consistently kind and impressive to the people we love the most and are with everyday...the latter is where my focus is.
This little cookie is so unpredictable. One day we get an amazing nights sleep and the next day I have to sleep holding him half seated all night! I’m finally going down a bit more formal route with him and going to do a 90 day program with a sleep coach. I think I really need the support. Facebook support groups and online programs are just not cutting it anymore.
I just feel so overwhelmed by simple life tasks when I’m exhausted. I can’t keep this up- so wish us luck!
Ps. I feel a bit vulnerable always sharing our sleep troubles because I’m such a stickler for perfection- and I feel kind of stupid for not having remedied this on my own yet. But- I guess this is what being a parent is all about!
This angel is “two-half” today and I can’t describe the joy and sweetness she adds to our life. She exudes sunshine, dances at the sound of any music, loves big, and is feisty in her own right. She is sugar and spice all rolled into one and I don’t know how I got so lucky to be this baby’s mama.