Oh, hi, remember me? It’s been a while, again. What can I say, being a mom isn’t easy! It takes over your life, zaps your energy and spits you out at the end of the night with just enough willpower to eat, hug a pillow and pass out.
Sorry, I should be more uplifting. Usually, I’m gabbing about staying positive, realizing you can’t do it all, all the time, telling you (and myself, in the process) that you should just slap on some mascara in the morning, find a little Meaningful Me Moment in the middle of the day, an
d go about your business cultivating an Always Be Your Best Your attitude.
Well, these past two weeks have burned me – err, scorched me.
My daughter has gone from one ear infection to the next. So, we are now seeing an Ear Nose Throat doctor. I’m praying our current course of action (a month of Flonase) will be enough to finally get rid of the fluid in her ears. If not, it’s ear tube time. My poor baby.
In the middle of all that she also got afraid to go to the bathroom, thanks to a hard poop. The bulk of this drama – and it was DRAMA ten times over – unfolded while I was on vacation in Anguilla.
Vacation – what vacation? I woke up every day at 6am to watch home footage. I called in hourly. I spoke to doctors and parents. I tried to take a few breaths, but they were few and far between.
I came home to a daughter that was agitated and moody. I get it. She’s been through the ringer.
This week, with most of the health issues in check, I’ve been trying to minimize her outbursts.
What do you do when toddler temper tantrums become a real problem? Anyone? Anyone?
Yesterday, I cried.
Yesterday, I walked in the pouring rain talking to no one in particular.
Yesterday, I wanted to run away.
Yesterday, I still loved her.
Yesterday, I still squeezed her tight.
Yesterday, she was still my Ilanachka.
Motherhood is crazy. Fortunately, I do crazy eyes.
PS For those who follow me on Instagram, this post was meant to go up on Tuesday, but, you know, motherhood and exhaustion … Any who, here it is. I’m sharing and eager to hear any tips on how you handle your toddler temper tantrums.