I have to say that this has definitely been a trying time for me as a mama, the past few months. It seems like I have a miss independent growing beside me (possibly encouraged by mrs. independent...her mama), and I of course have my little that is needing me pretty much constantly. I feel guilty if I put one's needs before the other, I feel guilty if I am trying to read something to both that isn't interesting to the older. And really, it feels like too much sometimes! Am I alone? Is this normal?
I guess I should be happy that my now 3 year old (yikes!) wants to do so much by herself, for herself, but it definitely makes daily life a little more taxing. What do other mamas do? Are you so into a routine that everything just falls into place? Or is this 3 year old, almost one year old time period with babes really as trying as it seems?
Part of my problem is that I want life to slow down, I can't believe my oldest is already 3, it doesn't seem possible, and my youngest is already almost 1. It is so sad, but at the same time I long for the day when they can play together without the elder bonking the younger on the head with a toy because he took it from her...can anyone relate?
Maybe it is just the season of my life. Too much stress, not enough wine :-) But, I feel better unleashing on my poor audience. Thank you for listening!