Friday, January 15, 2010

Keeping me busy

When I became a mom I don't know why I ever thought that I would have down time. Don't get me wrong, I love my girls more than anything. I am so blessed to be able to be stay home with them. But just like when I was working and needed a break the same goes with being a mom. I love nap time because it is my time to get caught up around the house and watch my show. Most days the girls nap at the same time for at least 1 hour. Not yesterday!

It has been a rough few days with Hadley. She is showing her independence in full force. One time this week she yelled from time-out (her Hadley spot as we call it), "You are not my mommy." Wow that stung. But a couple minutes later she was crying for me to hold her. I think all of this attitude is a combination of things
  • being 2
  • mommy being gone last weekend
  • being strong willed
  • being very active
  • did I mention strong willed
  • trying to get her 2 year molars
  • once again strong willed (I blame her daddy)
Back to yesterday and no nap. I finally let her out of her room after an hour because she was yelling and I didn't want her to wake up Jillian. I told her she could come out but no tv. I was catching up on e-mails when I looked over to find this
Guess she decided to use the window sill as a seat. Then not 5 minutes later I find this
She said she was fishing. Boy does she have an imagination and keep me busy. I love this girl but I also love it when she naps. So here is hoping for a nap today. I think daddy wants her to have one too because when he got home from work last night she was not in a good mood.

Oh and all I can keep thinking when Hadley and I are battling is what my sister said, "After the kind of baby she was did you think it would be any different." She is so right, Hadley came into the world being stubborn and high maintenance and continues to live life that way. Some day her personality will take her somewhere amazing! I just hope I can survive to see it!


Granny Jean said...

Just keep that enery headed in the right direction(hard part!)and when she is older she won't be able to be stopped in doing great things!

Jessica B said...

Good advice Granny. Amber, don't try and blame her being strong willed all on her Daddy. Don't make me pull out pictures I have of you when you were young and being strong willed. :)

laura mcpherson said...

She wouldn't be Hadley if she didn't have that strong-willed spunk! I'm just glad you got to have a little time away last weekend :) You deserved the break!

Missed you today, but hope you're getting back into your routine and enjoying time at home.

grandlady-mom said...

You are doing a great job and I know for a fact that if you can live through the tough times with strong willed children you will see them grow into wonderful, caring, beautiful, adults. Love you From Your All Knowing Old Mother who is dealing with a teenager right now and I will live through it and watch him grow into a wonderful grown up too, please, please, please.

Theresa said...

OMGoodness! You're not giving me any hope that Katie is going to chill anytime soon! Although Jillian being more mellow gives me hope for Konnor!

You're an awesome Mommy!