Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Just so you don't think it's all flowers and kisses here, Here's a story about R

H was already in bed after fighting it for a little while. I have learned she needs a timer to keep me from going in too quickly, I set it for 10 minutes after her crying starts and if it hasn't worn down or if she's escalated then I go in and we try again latter. Most the time she's out or close to worn out by the time 10 minutes is up....

R was REALLY fighting going to bed. She had woken up at 5:30AM on my ONE day to sleep in this week (remember I am usually at work by 5am) and had school, and it was going on 11 and I had to work in the morning, yup, 5AM. I snapped at her.

she ran out into the hallway

and cried. I let her have a few minutes to herself (and took deep breaths myself) then I went out to her.

"R, what's wrong?"
"I want my own."
"your own what?"
"well honey, you have your own parents. Daddy and I are your parents."
"I don't want you, I want NEW parents."

oh really? I actually found this funny, but she's FOUR!

she finally fell asleep on the floor in my bedroom at about 11:45 while watching Tom and Jerry.

p.s. I am so sick of sitting at my sewing machine! Anyone else feeling over committed for Christmas gifts? I was going to quilt H's quilt, but that just doesn't sound pleasant. I am going to do some crossstich tonight and give it a rest and maybe tomorrow will be back at it.


Beth said...

Sounds like you had a rough day. Good to know the girls aren't perfect LOL. You will have to keep on your toes with R, she is just too smart.

Katie said...

I remember wanting new parents as a kid. I don't remember wanting my "own" though...that's a new one to me! You're a good mom and she loves you, no matter what comes out of her mouth. As for being over-committed for the holidays, maybe take a night off from the machine? Take the girls and drive around to see the holiday lights everyone has put up (it's free - other than gas - and it's one of my fondest family memories!) and hopefully the break and the lights will put you in a more festive mood...and one that's ready to dig back into those holiday gifts. (And for the record, I've been known to give quilt tops as gifts with the promise of them being finished in the coming year and noone has complained yet!)

seventhsister26 said...

These are the moments that you have to remind yourself of the fun things, and that love is not always easy.
My children have said some nasty things to me over the years in fits of "unhappiness"....I've learned to take it with a grain of salt. There were time's I wanted to trade my parents it too;)
As for the xmas stuff....don't stress yourself out on it. That's not the point of all this. Have fun, do what makes you happy, and leave the rest for later;)
Happy Quilting!!

Sandy said...

It is nice to know that R is a normal little girl. My daughter wanted to change her name (to Lisa) when she was younger.

Do take a break from your Christmas projects, and if you don't finish everything, no one will be the wiser.


Barb said...

I am sorry, I found your story come up with the cutest things even in moments of stress.