Support

So here's the funny thing about the internet, you sit behind a screen all by yourself but it opens you up to a world of other people. Sure it's not the most conventional way of making friends but I think convention went out the window when the internet got 'switched on'. On a random side note did anyone ever see that IT Crowd episode with the internet and the big red button…

Don't get me wrong, I know the internet is full of nasty spiteful people who love to tear people to pieces but thankfully I haven't experienced that. I think it helps that I'm not a popular blog and I don't sugar coat stuff. I keep this shit real yo – and I'm also a total lame ass!

As most of my readers know Logan isn't the child I thought he would be. I love him so much but he's really hard work and that's only expounded when I get together with the other Mums and their kids. Sure they throw tantrums and aren't always happy but Logan is definitely the nonstop whinger of our group. This week it's gotten to me. I'm sure it's just compounded by the fact that he's going through a phase but I just wish the universe would throw me a bone and give me my happy little boy. I know he can be like that but for most of the time he's not and it's hard work. Case in point this week he threw two tantrums because we went to the park…seriously? What kid hates the park!?

So, I'm going to try anything and everything. TV is getting drastically reduced (god help us!), food is going to get better (not that he eats a lot anyway unless it's sweet!) and I'm going to look into supplements that might help him. But I'm open to any and all suggestions.

This week has been the shittest week, three days of cleaning, a crappy zoo trip, lack of sleep (from me), early wake ups and a crap time at work. But I just wanted to say a big thank you to Lila and Sammie for the kind words and for all the rest of you for supporting me throughout the years. It means the world to me and to any other Mums or Dads going through this, you aren't alone.

There's probably some rule about not blogging after having a crap day right? So if you hated this post, skip it and I promise I'll be back with something shiny and happy…maybe containing lots of sprinkles if I get around to downloading photos off my camera!

PS: if all else fails stay up last your bedtime watching a crappy rom com.

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12 thoughts on “Support

  1. I hear you about not quite getting what you expected from your children. My kids are a bit older now (7&9) and I am doing my best to accept them as they are rather than expecting them to be what I originally thought I wanted. They have plenty of awesome points for me to enjoy.

  2. Lila says:

    “It’s wireless Jen”
    If he’s a good sleeper normally the melatonin probably won’t help. Have you thought about seeing a pediatrician to see if there’s anything they can suggest?
    Eve throws tantrums when I give her exactly what she asked for, so don’t think you’re alone with the irrational toddler.
    Actually never think you’re alone we’re always here for you.

    • aussiemor says:

      Hehe
      I don’t know about taking him to a paed, I just don’t feel in my gut that’s what it is. I think he takes after his dad when he was little but it just feels like it never ends!
      I feel a lot calmer now after having two days ‘off’ yay for work ha-ha-ha. Pretty sure he’s being more atrocious now because he’s waking too early & in turn his naps are getting messed up.
      But definitely doing more with his diet & being more strict I think!

  3. Sammie says:

    Always here for you and hate that I’m so far away.
    We gave moments here but overall Abi is a pretty easy kid so I don’t really ‘get’ it.
    I can see how those moments can get you down and changing up some things is a great start.
    Maybe if you still have concerns head to a children’s specialist GP Abs then onto a pead? I can get some reccs for Peads in WA as I have a friend who’s a pead in wa!
    Take care hon. Abi seems to have her dummy way too often ATM as it’s away to stop her whining…. We aren’t all perfect and some if us braver to let it out into the open air like you have just done. For a giggle rad my friends post! (I’ll have to post as a reply)

  4. EmmieGemmie says:

    Hey Jess..
    Am chiming in a bit late here, I didn’t realise your blogging hiatus was over.
    Some of Bays behaviour really really tests me too. Overall I’m finding toddlerhood quite hard to deal with.. She can be sooo precious and fussy about certain things.. She’s scared of everything and often crying about one thing or another.. She’s a whinger when things don’t go her way.. She has recently added sulking to her bag if tricks.. Argh! Who is this kid?! Of course she has lots of wonderful qualities too but the most difficult behaviour seems to go into over drive when we are out and about.. lots of things have Chae and I scratching our heads, we’re not sure where she gets it from.. she was such a chilled baby I wasn’t expecting such a super sensitive toddler!
    Anyway I was just reading this article this morning, it’s aimed at slightly older kids but its given me a few ideas.. Maybe it will interest you too…?
    http://www.ahaparenting.com/ages-stages/preschoolers/Life-Preschooler/pre-empt-whining
    Good luck to both of us!

    • aussiemor says:

      Not Bay too!

      Will definitely check out that article.

      I think it’s harder having an easy baby to begin with and then having the rug pulled out from underneath you! All the power to you & Chae xoxo

  5. Why the hell have I only seen this post now? Yikes so sorry!!

    I met Logan and he must have been on his best behaviour because I saw nothing too different about his behaviour. I think sometimes we are too hard on ourselves too. And having this image of what our kids would be like (oh they never have tantrums of course and we would be eating at posh restaurants where they would eat calmly and love their vegetables…YEAH RIGHT!).

    Have you been to any of those Ngala workshops for Toddlers? I was seriously considering it at one stage until we finally got her potty training under control (phew).

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