Thursday, November 17, 2011

day three

neverhome maker's autumn stew and spelt cornbread

today i'm thankful for:
-the above treat. perfect fall dinner. sam and i loved that cornbread so much that we made it two nights in a row.
-a show that sam and i can agree on. he is actually letting me watch a show that is teen centric. vampire diaries is our latest time waster. all of the people who know i hate on vampire dramas can milk it up. honestly, i've needed some good down time.
-for new days. matilda and i had one of the hardest days i have ever had as a mom. she basically had one meltdown after another with no nap from 8 am til bedtime. she even went to bed crying. it was awful and i felt like such a loser mom for not being able to make her behave. she's already started back talking. she's three!
-for a weekend getaway.

more gratitudes.


Your Southern Peach said...

If the twos are centered around tantrums, the threes and fours are certainly centered around talking back. It's something we struggle with daily!!!

You're not alone :)

Jayne said...

Hang tight with the meltdowns-those days tend to run in groups and then it mellows out for a bit. And like Southern Peach said , you are not alone:) I think God doles out days like that to help us keep it all in perspective. Don't feel like a bad mom-as my mom tells me "it's not like you can just fix the behavior in one day. It's a constant process of teaching and being consistent." You're doing great:)

Mark & Joellen said...

Yep, 3 was WAY harder for my oldest son! Once they can really think for themselves and have such strong emotions telling them to act in ways they know their parents don't want, plus now they can voice all of it - it's a huge challenge! But take heart, stick to what you know is good parenting and it'll pass :) The best thing is to keep loving them and forgiving them... the most effective medicine for crazy emotions!

Heather O'Dell said...

Oh girl, Mama said there'd be days like this. Sigh. We have a lot of those around here! In fact, I lost it on my 4 last night at church, in front of other people, yuck. Even more yuck, the Lord has been speaking to me through Proverbs about my mouth. Fail. Wouldn't you just like a do over every now and then? Thank goodness for new joys every morning! Hope your mornings are joyful!

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Blayne Beacham said...

I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Keep at it. tomorrow will be better! That cornbread looks amazing.

North American Bear Co. said...

I realize I'm veering away from the point of your post, but you have the most beautiful kitchenware!

Digger said...

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Sanders Family said...

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