The child has been particularly annoying lately. ?I’m not sure if it is the age or the fact that we have spent the past 3 months solid together and it’s getting to me. ?I blame a little of both. ?This round of annoyingness is clingy. ?Don’t get me wrong. ?I like to have the little bugger around. ?He’s cute. ?It’s just that he has to be by my side almost 24 hours a day. ?Thankfully he lets me sleep on my own. ?If I take a shower, he plays in his bedroom. ?If I go out to check the mail, he follows me. ?If I sit down for 2 seconds at my computer, he is right there. ?Usually he has to touch me or make unrealistic demands. ?I’m just starting to make dinner and he chooses that second to start asking if I can get a book or toy down that was previously taken away. ?I sit down to read maybe one page in a book and he’s there asking me to help him find a miniscule little plastic pen cap. ?I take time to watch a movie with him and when we are done he tells me he’s going to write down the words he just learned. ?Fantastic! ?I pick up my book. ?2 seconds later, mommy, I don’t know how to spell that word. ?I don’t want to quash his learning so I stop and help him.
This is the point that most of you are saying, “yes, that is motherhood.” ?Especially stay-at-home motherhood. ?I will whole heartedly agree. ?I signed up for this gig. ?Trouble is, I’m tired. ?Oh so very tired. ?We have been thrown curve ball after emotional curve ball since the end of July. ?I have yet to have the time to sit back and decompress. ?Once I think I might get a little bit of time, I have to wipe a butt, get a snack, read a book, tell him no he cannot play in the sprinkler because it is 65 degrees outside.
The past month has been an endless stream of work, potential work, house issues, money issues and general things to do. ?I’m so looking forward to school starting (it doesn’t start until the 8th for us), but until then I have 2 major projects due basically at the same time. ?Now.
So I feel guilty when I ask the child to give me 2 minutes. ?Let me finish this train of thought before I get you that snack. ?Because if I don’t mommy might go to the store without pants on. ?His response, “but mommy, I love you.”