Tuesday, 10 April 2007

The "terrible twos" really are TERRIBLE

DD - 2 years and 5 months - sure knows how to push my buttons!!!
Can a 2 year old really be capable of "hating" someone or at least being deliberately spiteful and hurtful? Well, that's what it feels like to me and I'm struggling not to take it too personally ... but I'm feeling like I may as well not exist sometimes. We just CLASH, constantly, over stupid little things and while a 2 year old can shake it off fairly quick, I'm left feeling guilty ... and more than a little like a failure as a mother!!!

BUT ... I'm not the first mother to experience this and I'm sure I wont be the last. Little comfort though ...

On a brighter note, I finally finished my double LO that I started on Easter Saturday (before coming down with a cold) so here it is ...

I'm getting more comfortable doing double LO's now - for some reason I used to think they were big undertakings but I guess I'm doing more scrapping these days and, well, sometimes you cant cram all your photos onto a single LO now, can you?!?!

And here on the right is the postcard with journalling underneath that goes in a simple pocket behind the second page. This was the postcard I sent DH from Brunswick Heads when DD and I were there with my parents (June 2005) - believe it or not, it's been on our fridge ever since!

And of course on the left now is the journalling behind the postcard - it's about the peaceful little spot that has drawn 5 generations of my family to spend holiday time here. Sorry it's not easy to read ... bit late at night for me to fiddle around getting my photos and editing right I'm afraid!

I'm off to work tomorrow and DD will be at day care (which she loves) so we'll see what sort of response I get from her in the evening ... MIL looks after DS while I'm at work - all he'll want when I get home is my boobs!!! Remember, he's only 8&1/2 months old!

Well, goodnight all ... here's hoping I get a little more sleep tonight than the last few nights ...

PS. It's occurred to me a few times now that I have not scrapped one single LO of DS ... SLACK!!! Must be the "obsessive/compulsive" streak in me that for some reason I started DD's album so have to get it up to date (huh?) or something like that. However I have been accumulating a suitable stash of baby boy things AND I've also got photos printed ready to scrap ... so I must get started ... SOON!

1 comment:

TribeRingers said...

Nice work again Helen. I hope the kiddies give you a break soon. :)