Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Nothing special

Wanted to do an update blog, but can't think of what to say...

Oh yeah, Bryn crawled today!!! He's creeping across the floor now like he's been doing it all his life, AND this afternoon he got up on hands and knees and started rocking! Now I know this is what all babies do, but isn't it amazing when it's your own baby doing it for the first time. This morning was like watching a bulb flash on in his head. He crawled, then we saw this look come over his face when he realised what he'd done, a real Aha! moment... Watching your own babies brain at work is just awesome!

Am nearly finished knitting Kate's longies and hats. Tried a new approach with these, and I'm personally much happier with the look. Doing something special with the hats, too, will take pictures when they're done...

On the parenting front...

Have come to realise my trigger for bad parenting behaviour. Basically, it's when I'm alone with all three boys at once. I can do it fine for 2-3 hours and then I don't cope so well. The thing is, this not coping so well kind of just sneaks up on me. I don't realise I'm not coping until I'm doing something I regret even as I'm doing it... Out of nowhere I'll overreact to something that wouldn't otherwise bother me...

So, we've had some good weeks here with Dave being home all the time, and then a couple of sour incidents this week when he was out during the day a bit doing stuff...

Thing is, he has been tentatively offered some work by a mate who runs his own business. Now the work may not start for another 2-4 months, but then he'll go back to 2-3 days a week of not being home for 10+ hours a day... Before then I have to figure out what to do to a) recognise myself getting stressed before I lash out and b) find more constructive ways to release my own stress...

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