Once again I have amazed myself at my completely stupidity as a Mom. Really.
Mignon has been very whiny and clingy and miserable the last couple of days. And full of crap and drama. And, as you all know, I DON’T DO DRAMA. I abhor drama and hysteria in any shape or form. So, I have been rather impatient with all this.
The pits was this morning when hubby made her 2 slices of toast and the one crust broke off. Which meant that the 2 slices didn’t fit 100% on each other. Much crying ensued and Isabel and Daniel literally stared at her with a mixture of awe and disgust, it was quite funny to watch. (it would have been funnier if we weren’t late as usual and I was willing that piece of farking toast down her throat like you can’t believe)
At school I was relating the story to Daniel’s teacher with much rolling of eyes and she asked whether I made other toast. To which I replied: Hell no. And she nodded in a way which I took to mean agreement.
And then I did a bit of reflection today and thought that I am really tough on them sometimes and resolved to be a little more flexible. Only, this is usually DH’s role. But still.And the kids are at school the whole day and they probably need attention and love from us, not the running around that is us at the moment with no domestic help.
I have been thinking about collecting the girls before their nap time and then just doing telephone calls and emails in the afternoons, but know that this will just not work. It was really sweet to collect them last week when they weren’t well.
AND THEN, DH tells me their teacher asked him this morning if I was going to fetch them half-day as a rule or not. And he said no, why?
Because Mignon refuses to go to sleep in the afternoon, she is waiting for her Mommy.