Sunday, November 22, 2009

Brain dead

Well to say motherhood is a challenge at the moment is an understatement. Sometimes I wonder if all mothers find it so hard or if somehow it's I just not quite manage? Maybe it's the stage Benjamin's at. Or dare I say it again: Benjamin is a Spirited child = darn hard work!!

I never want to be one of those people who think they've got it harder. Because in actual fact, I have a great life! I am very blessed. I just tend to forget that a lot lately. My tolerance level is close to zero. Probably because I'm 6 months pregnant!!! (which I hardly ever think about - poor Bump, I do love you too!)

Most places I go, someone will make a comment about how full of energy he is, or how loud and chatty, or how friendly. Yes, he is all of that. And it's wonderful. He is full of character and life and vibrancy. But that also means he is NEVER still, except for when he's eating in his high chair or engrossed in a DVD.

Sigh. Of course, at the end of the day, I wouldn't change a thing about my Benjamin. I just need a fresh dose of strength and perspective. I know where to go for that.

"Riding in cars with girls"
This is a great photo taken on the day he turned 18 months old. He's already a hit with the girls, and quite comfortable at the wheel!


Gail said...

No, it's not just you Penny! We all have times when it feels much harder than we think it should be! or want it to be. You are doing a great job! Benjamin is growing up to be a confident young man - it takes a great parent to give him the room to grow in who he is!

Simoney said...

Cute Photo Penpen! And it's NOT just you who find motherhood trying at times (hey, you've seen ME in the morning!)
I think 18months+ is actually way harder than 2ish, because they have so much energy but no clue about what's safe etc and very little verbal skills. This is the age Abby broke her arm. And the age I got Parent Aid to come clean my house when I had Josh and was preggers with Abby. Pregnancy takes sooo much energy; don't be hard on yourself OK? Come over for coffee and a Benjamin/Scrag playdate SOON (let them tire EACH OTHER out)

Penny said...

Thanks for the encouragement Simone and Gail! x

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