Sunday, October 2, 2011

Emmy Antics

The other day I think I wrote something about Emmy not driving me so nuts that I reach my breaking point.

Is it too late to retract that? This monkey wakes up between 5:15 and 5:45 and rather than following my usual plan (since I have always been blessed with early risers) of ignoring her until 6, I just can't seem to do it this time around. So around 6:30 am, after feeling like I'd already put in a full day of mothering, I gently threw her on Nate who was on the recliner and went and laid on the floor of our closet. I NEEDED TO BE ALONE. So she does stretch me to my mothering limits. Sometimes when I get really worn out with a particular stage a child is in, I imagine them in like 15 years. Not because I want them to grow up quickly or because I think it will be easier then. It just helps me have perspective and I know that certain struggle we are having is temporary. 

Look at her. In 15 years I am going to be dragging her out of bed to get her to high school on time. No more early rising then. 

5 comments:

Monica said...

So true about having that perspective. I need to work on that right now! She is sooo cute!!

Bethany said...

That's right, keep that thought of revenge burning brightly for the next 15 years...

"Someday, my pretty... mwah hahahahaha!"

Knudson Family said...

Ah, I needed to hear that today! Scarlet is usually such a chill baby, but today was the opposite. I'll try out picturing her in 15 years tomorrow....

Tres Family said...

Dragging her out of bed at 15? I am dragging my 7 year old out of bed to get to school on time....Where did i go wrong?

Melinda said...

What a cute little stinker. I've said it before, but I'm pretty certain Sammi and Emmy would be BFFs. They have the same teeth, for one thing...and wispy hair. I'll have to try my closet next time I want to be alone. (So, tomorrow it is!)