So many of my favorite bloggers have been sharing their weekly confessions, and I'm loving it! I kept meaning to join in, and I'm finally doing it today!
I must confess...
... Noah has been giving me a run for my money lately. My normal go with the flow kid has been on an emotional roller coaster lately. Just the other day he had a tantrum over having (or rather not having) M&Ms with breakfast. And lately he's been such a homebody. Normally I'm all for just hanging out, but with this amazing weather we just recently started having, I want to go out and enjoy! Most days I have to talk him into going to the store, out to eat, and even to the zoo! I'm hoping this phase doesn't last long... we have lots of fun activities planned for the Spring/Summer!
... I find it amusing that Chris and I get bummed when Noah doesn't want to do certain things. For instance with the zoo, we obviously planned to go to the zoo because we thought Noah would enjoy it. At first he says he doesn't want to go, then he wants to leave early and not ride on the train or carousel. So why are we the ones disappointed when really we are just doing it in the first place to make him happy!?!
... I feel like I'm vacuuming nonstop. As soon as I vacuum, Noah spills crumbs on the floor. Or we go outside to water the flowers or go to the playground, and even though we take our shoes off when we come inside, we still manage to bring in some mulch and dirt.
... Going to the playground without friends makes it more work for myself. Noah expects me to play with him, which usually includes finding "fires" to put out. Thankfully he's stopped asking me to climb up with him. But last week we went with friends his age and it was so nice that I could sit and chat with the mom and he was happily off playing!
... Noah had Spring Break last week, I figured it wouldn't be that different since he only goes 2 mornings a week. But in reality it did feel different. With no school and no naps, I felt like I never got a break! I realized I get a lot done in those 6 hours and am happy to have them back.
... I've learned over time that it's so easy to compare your kid to others, but please try not to. There's always something that another kid will do before yours does. It doesn't mean your kid isn't smart and amazing. I learned a while back when Noah was a later walker and talker to let it go. I'm so glad I didn't freak out, because guess what, he may not have been the first of his friends to do it, but since then he has :)
... Noah missed his first soccer practice/class because I couldn't find the field! The address on the website was wrong and I couldn't get anyone on the phone while I was driving all over town. I've since contacted the company and have a new updated address for my GPS. We will be making up the class tomorrow and back to our normal class next week.
So there you have it... my first week of confessions! Can you relate to any of them?