Saturday, March 01, 2008


The shelf system won't work. After wasting a part of the afternoon trying to figure out how to make things work, I came to the conclusion that I just need to be happy with what I have for the time being. When the time comes, I'll appreciate the bookcases all that much more, or things'll change and I'll want something else. After all, the books are to be moved to the upstairs hallway when we add up. It'll be a beautiful library area up there.

But that's not what is stressing me out. I'm stressed because my son has seemed to hit what the mainstream calls "terrible twos." He's almost two and he's been really whiny, fussy, picky and throwing tantrums. It's so bad that it's causing some problems. The only one I'll discuss online is it seems to be affecting my pregnancy and general well-being. I'm overly exhausted and my stomach tends to feel more tight and crampy the more stressed I get.

So, what's a mother to do? I've shed a few tears and taken it to the Lord. I've come up with a "game plan" to help all of us through this difficult time in childhood.

I do believe part of it is general cabin fever. Even the dog is on edge from lack of exercise and fresh air. The weather rarely cooperates for us and gas being so expensive, I can't afford a trip to some place special to burn off energy.

He's also working on those canine teeth. OUCH!


Granny said...

do you have an email address? I'd like to send you the link to my DD's blog. She has a little boy and just posted today about his temper tantrum. She is also pregnant, due within a day or two of you. She lives overseas (DH is in the Navy). She is a Christian. I say all that because I don't want you to think I'm a stalker wacko.

Kate said...

scottlass at juno dot com