Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" I don't do well as a stay at home mom. I am getting depressed. I get anxious. I just want to smurfing blow up sometimes. I don't know what to do."
I don't either. I really want to get a job, but for summer, its a week with me, a week with his dad. & that royally screws him up, too, cause he gets whatever the hell he wants there.
i try to just keep him occupied, but i can't play with him all day, i have things to do, too. i try and get him to the park, he used to be super good in public, but now he throws a fit trying to get him in the cart, but w/o it, he runs away and touches EVERYTHING.
i still try to make him take naps. he actually slept for 2.5 hours yesterday. even if it takes a car ride to get him out, i do it. sometimes it makes me feel guilty, but IMO he needs it.
Bedtime was a huuuuge ordeal at my parents house. it was an hour-2 hours, as well. But, we moved out and he does a bit better with bed time, he knows to shower, brush his teeth, go pee, then i will read him 2 books and SO will read him 1. then that's it. lights out.
Sometimes, he will come in my room to sleep with me in the middle of the night. I absolutely hate that. I love cuddling, i want him to cuddle during the day, but night time, everyone has their own bed!!! He comes in around 7 and will lay with me for an hour, and that's okay, but the 3am smurf is not okay!
They are testing limits. I told him the other day "i am the boss, i make the rules" i try to talk to him about how we listen & why it is important. he told me he makes the rules
i hate it. i miss my good little boy.