Have you ever felt like you’re slowly losing your mind? Maybe it’s the anxiety I suffered from long before the term social distancing was a part of my vocabulary.
Is it possible for children to be too attached to their parents? I feel like mine are. And their constant need to physically cling to my body is diving me mad. I don’t even get alone time at night as neither seems to sleep unless with me. Last night Nadia woke around midnight, I covered her back up, and she fairly quickly fell back asleep. I was almost back to my bed when I heard Nora crying for me. I raced to her room for fear she would wake Nadia, and then I’d have a real conundrum on my hands. Nora was teary-eyed and seemed scared, of what she didn’t know. So I climbed into her bed and we both fell asleep. Fast forward two hours and I’m awoken to Nadia crying for mommy. Of course this woke Nora, as I was still in her bed… so Nora and I moved into Nadia’s bed. Nadia insisted on sleeping on top of me, while Nora really wanted me to cuddle with her too, which ended with the two of them literally fighting over space on my body to touch. Is it any surprise I woke up exhausted?
The girls have been extremely needy today, crying at the drop of a Lego and fighting non-stop. As I type I hear Nora crying, “Nadia is being mean to me again, she pinched me!” Clearly I need to read some parenting books as nothing I’m currently doing is working to stop this constant fighting and screaming. Eric is always quick to send them to their rooms, but I never see any change in behavior, AND I hate to think we are teaching them that going to their bedrooms is punishment.
I’m basically counting the minutes until Eric is home from work, and in the meantime trying to find a few minutes here and there to clean the new pile of dishes towering in the sink.
Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.Ray Romano