Is quite possibly the hardest thing I have ever ever ever done.
No. For sure.
For SURE it is the hardest thing I have ever done.
Here is the thing in foster land, though.... my friends are moms of two TIMES as many toddlers as I have. So, when I go to them with issues or frustrations, I know that behind their smiles and warm advice they are looking at me like.. GUURRRRLLLL you got it EASY.
Traci and I are going through this mad cycle of different disciplining techniques. Yesterday we were doing the 1-2-3 Magic thing.. which was fine. The amount of yelling went down tremendously - until Cora hauled off an slapped me across the face. I kind of lost my 1-2-3 Cool. The worst part is that I know it is me. I know that it is my own issues that get my kids riled up and me going outside to cool off. Whoever forgot to pass along the Parenting How -To book really sucks. A lot.
But! Today is a new day. The morning went pretty darn well up until I realized Dario hid his shoes... and that Baby E can crawl between rooms... and that Cora.. well.. she was just Cora. She hid in a corner and refused to go until I gave her some of a poptart. I gave in. Secretly I wanted to hide in the corner with her and hope that no one would even notice.
But- we got it... They got to daycare. I got to work. Life went on.
In my gut I think that 2015 is going to have some major changes coming. The beginning of a new year means endless possibilities!
Happy 2015 !