Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A mama stuck

Oy vey! as my Jewish mama friend would say. It's been a rough week over here in the cave. Bean's been so wild and contrary I'm beginning to take it personally. What am I doing to my poor almost-3-year old child to make her so enraged nearly every hour of the day? Why does she spurn my love in favor of her dear papa's? Why does she scream at me if I come to get her up from her nap if I happen to also have Sweet P with me? Sigh. I just can't seem to make her happy these days, and she's still requiring SO much entertainment out of me. WAY more than her tiny baby sister, which makes me kind of sad. I keep thinking we're going to turn a corner any day now and Bean will be happy to hang out with me, happy to do her own thing at least a little during the day, just happy. But maybe I've got a girl whose default mood is more restless than happy. I dunno.

New skirt project stymied by the prospect of installing an invisible zipper. Gardening is on hold after last night's big, big thunderstorm turned our yard into a bog. Meh.


devilish southern belle said...

I feel for you; my kids are crazy about their daddy! They definitely go through stages where they prefer me, though. It happens!

Mama D said...

Angry child? I have one of those too. She turns red and screams at the top of her voice right in my face turning redder by the second. Sometimes it almost makes me laugh. But not usually. I'm sure it's just the age. At least I praying it is. I'm sure they'll both turn a corner soon!

kat said...

oh yes, charlie is all about papa right now too and very VERY loud and rebellious to mama! i just keep my fingers crossed that it will pass. . . though who the hell knows when.

and don't let that zipper stall you!! just grab any ole zipper and give it a go! i put a zipper in a skirt last spring for the first time and it turned out pretty good. i have some real basic instructions that are easy to follow if you wanna borrow them.

(by the way, i cannot for the life of me figure out how to leave my url as a link on your blog. . . it doesn't seem to like typepad!)