I think we all knew that being responsible for a tiny person wouldn’t be easy, and there is certainly no preparing for how tough it can be. This last week has kicked my ass.
I don’t want to pretend that I have my shit together and like everything is perfect all the time, because it’s not. My patience has been worn thin and I’m literally so relieved when Arlo’s having a nap or has gone to sleep for the night as this past week has just emotionally and physically just taken it out of me. It feels like nothing I do right now is good enough. He’s not happy with his toys for longer than a minute and he just gets so frustrated with them and has even started throwing himself around which has really shocked me. I feel like this fustration has come out of no where- he gets angry if I don’t put the pea on his plate fast enough, it’s literally so hard to please him at the moment.
I know I’m going to have more of this to come but I feel better writing it down to hopefully show other mums who may be going through the same thing that they’re not alone!
Working from home is so difficult when he’s like this- it’s a case of cramming as much as I can in when he naps but when he’s skipping naps for fun these days, what’s a mum to do?! He is the sweetest funniest little character but I’d really love it if those traits showed up a bit more as right now it just feels like one big battle 60% of the time.
I don’t want to be negative on here but my blog and my Instagram are a space for me to be honest and share snippets of the real world that you mums might be able to relate to.
I feel guilty as I’m relying on his favourite tv programmes more than ever before and giving him more snacks just to keep him happy. I don’t want to come across like I’m moaning as I know it’s all part of being a mum, but honestly this part of it just isn’t coming naturally to me.
If you are going through the same thing right now or have some advice on how to deal with the tantrums then I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Yep, tantrums. Can’t believe I’m saying that word- why have they started so soon?!