“I remember hearing a mom saying how patient motherhood had made her. How her life slowed down and she was calmer. I wondered… why wasn’t I calm? I wasn’t calm as a mother. Actually, if I’m being honest, motherhood made me angry.”
“Things were not working out and I could see that Steven was hurt because he loved Monica so much, she does everything for him, caters to his every need and he appreciates it, but he fears she doesn’t know it.”
“Every time I went to the toilet after my husband, it was moved to a different spot. I’d move it back to the sweet spot, back to the front. For days, this went on. I’d move it, he would move it out of the way. This upset me, and I didn’t know why.”
“He would scream bloody murder to get in the bath tub, and became obsessed with wearing ‘soft’ clothes. It was like walking on eggshells since an explosion could happen at any moment for no reason. I chalked it up to him being a toddler, with a new baby brother and all the changes military life brings. Over time, I knew this was not the case.”
“You’d never get into a taxi with a sleepy driver right? Or trust a lifeguard who is dozing off by the pool? Or hire a security guard who is constantly yawning and too exhausted to react in a crisis?”
“If done correctly, this intervention can produce deeper sleep, a brighter mood, better focus and organization, and an increase in physical activity.”
“If I don’t have time alone, I become angry and a resentful mom.”
2) She probably sat in pee today. You can’t fix this. Just be aware.