How are you? Like really how are you? Are you mentally tired and deflated? Or happy and excited for something coming up?
Man I tell you, after being in the hospital for 3 days with kidney problems and now being at home. With very little help, cause hubby has to sleep some time its hard guys. A.Rae’s temper is flying, I’m stressed, the dog is stressed. Hard for me to heal and rest when I have said dog, and toddler. Something had to give.
So I’m shipping my dog off to my best friends house for the weekend. Honestly its the little things that help. Makes me sad to see him have to leave for a couple of days but who doesn’t need a vacation from life every now and then?
Let’s talk about those things shall we? Let’s start with the dog, Rylee, uhg. He is honestly the best dog. EVER, but he has days where his brain like misfires or something and he goes completely dumb. Forgets all his manners, his training, gets snappy, the list goes on. So I had to start on top of being pregnant and having a toddler figuring out what’s up with the dog. I don’t have the brain complexity for this loves. I realized Rylee has a pattern, if I can’t get him out of the house several times a week he becomes this cranky and old man dog that no one wants to be around. If I can however, he is the best dog ever. He gets his attention, plays with other dogs, lots of treats.
From being in the hospital, his schedule is off, we forgot to give him his anxiety meds,(he is an anxious breed), and wasnt able to get out like normal. See the little things, so he is going to our best friends house so I can rest and relax and so can he. I’m so incredibly thankful that he has friends everywhere. Honestly that dog is just as social as I am.
Another little thing: A.Rae’s temper. She is teething all 4 eye teeth currently, mom was in the hospital, so dad was the sole parent for 3 days (which I’ll write about in another post) and potty training came to a halt. So all of these things have my daughter in a big extreme mess of what the heck is going on basket case.
She knows that I’m sick and still recovering, but doesn’t understand it. I’m glad to have a compassionate daughter because every time I cry she stops what she’s doing, tells me it will be ok, and just hugs me. That’s what I do for her so she does it back to me. Sweetest thing ever, makes me cry harder.
We have to back off potty training this week cause I physically cant do it. So that’s pretty sucky, she was doing great and I’ll have to start all over again.
Her temper though, from all her big feelings is hard loves! Honestly. I had no idea she could be so whiny, crabby, happy, and angry all at the same time. So I’m taking it as a grain of salt right now, and biting my tough a whole lot. I think writing a post about 2yr old tantrums is in my future. I honestly just have no idea on how to deal with her like this.
So I’m just hitting it back with grace and guidance and how I would want to be treated.
Any tips on toddler tantrums? Potty training tips? I’m so lost this week!