We woke up this morning to four inches of snow on the ground. It usually doesn’t snow much in December, this is like January weather. Strange!
The average day time high temp for December here is 45 degrees. Today the high was 21 degrees. Brrr.
Rosie is still seriously struggling with her attitude issues. She was fine all weekend, but then today she’s been horrible. And you know what? It’s because she knew Tyler was going back to work tonight. I feel sorry for her, but I’m also very frustrated.
The issue isn’t that she only listens to Tyler and doesn’t behave for me. (It’s actually kind of the opposite.) The problem is acts like she’s on PCP in the hours before Tyler goes to work and right after he leaves.
She wants his attention so bad! She was in the middle of a huge screaming fit when he started paying attention to her and she just lit up. Happy, calm, normal.
I don’t think the tantrums are something to ignore, she’s upset and that’s how she expresses it. She’s not doing it to behave badly, she’s doing it because she has an unmet need.
I don’t know. This is hard. Where is the easy button?
Do you see how happy Rosie is? Not two minutes prior to this picture she was growling and shrieking and hitting the door. All she wants/needs is Tyler’s attention and physical contact.
It’s extra hard because he left for work early today, and he won’t see Rosie again tonight, or all day tomorrow.
He will see her when he gets up on Wednesday afternoon, for just 2-3 hours before he leaves to go to work again. Then he won’t see her again until Friday for 2-3 hours before work.
I wish we could somehow eat three meals a day together and see each other more often.
One last Rosie and Daddy photo:
This was not staged, completely accidental outtake. Tyler’s hat was falling off and I snapped a photo at the wrong second.
This morning while Ada napped in the mei tai carrier on my chest I decided to sew a few things.
Tyler refuses to reach into my purse because he says it’s like a giant pit. It contains multitudes of things and he can never find my keys or wallet in there. So this weekend I got a new bag and I decided I’m going to keep it organized. I hate having to dump out everything in it just to find something that’s sunken down deep to the bottom!
I use my purse as a diaper bag too, that’s why it has so many things in it.
So I made two fleece bags–one for clean cloth diapers and cloth wipes and a change of baby clothes. The other for small toys to occupy the girls when we’re out. The new bag has two zippered pockets, one for a protein bar (emergency Rosie is freaking out food), and one for my phone.
See? I love this new purse!
Ada had to get busy drooling on my organizational bags ASAP.
She is so big. How has this happened?