Friday, March 5, 2010

"When You Can't Stand It Anymore, It Changes"

That may be the best advice I've heard so far regarding a little problem we're dealing with.

Tied with, "It's not because of anything you're doing or not doing, so all you can do is try to do what makes you the happiest."  (That may sound selfish out of context, but I think it's actually not.)

I am going to try harder to just let Joe enjoy the fact that Georgia strongly prefers him. I am going to dig deeper and try not to be hurt when she rejects me. I've been trying hard for months, but I will try harder. That's all there is to it.

This post is for anyone else out there who has shed tears in their car after their toddler made them feel like the victim of an Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress claim. You're not alone.

And to anyone who thinks I am being a big baby and should grow up and act like an adult, yeah, you're right, but YOU HAVE NO IDEA.


Danni said...

Joe is pretty cool you must admit :p I'm sorry Kate that Georgia is torturing you, but it will be a good warm-up for her teen years, no?

Kate said...

Danni - that's what I'm afraid of, I keep thinking, if she's this mean to me at 2, what will she do when she's 15?! God help me.

Sarah said...

Aww, Kate, these are normal ebbs & flows! And she's adjusting to being a Mommy to June. Remember - you're lucky to have a fabulous husband/father of your children that she adores!

Kate said...

Sarah - you are so right about that - I am lucky.