Parenting has been kicking my butt lately. It seems that everything I do/say/cook/play/suggest is wrong. It feels like Noah's entire (impressive) vocabulary has been replaced by NEIN!!! (no) and ALLEINE!!!! (alone). Also, his voice can only whine, and loudly at that. He wakes up grumpy from his naps, he screams when I ask him to go potty, and he runs away from me in stores. He's even upset when he wakes up in the middle of the night (because he's apparently not laying down the right way and I don't magically know how to help him lay down right).
Thankfully, I have friends who listen to my whining and give me good advice. And I have chocolate. And... Dr. Who on netflix. Also, knitting. And a door that I can close behind me as soon as The Husband is home and dinner is over.
Now - I know this is age-appropriate behavior. I'm pretty sure that both Noah and I are still recovering from our Germany trip and the ensuing jetlag. I know this is a phase that will pass. I remind myself of that often.
And yet... life. Still hard.