Wednesday, May 09, 2007

thank you

Just a quick note to say thank you for all your supportive comments on my last post, and to let you know that Swee'pea slept last night. He slept in his crib for the first few hours so we had some much needed time to ourselves, and then he only woke twice in the night. And no screaming. Yay!

(Of course, I'm a bit embarrassed at how quickly and easily the change came after my panic, but what can you do?)

Thanks again. Oh, and just in case you missed it, I LOVED B&P's comment and MUST share it here (hopefully it's ok with B&P):
I was thinking yesterday, we feel like good mothers when in fact we're just having a pleasant, easy time. We look at our happy, well-behaved children and tell ourselves look! I can do this. It's when we're feeling like bad mothers - angry, overwhelmed, exhausted - that we're actually being good mothers, doing the hard work, dealing with all the crap.
I think that's just about the most world-rocking insight I've seen in a while.


slouching mom said...

So glad.

And yah, I think B&P was spot on.

Suz said...

Yay - and yes, B&P makes sense, as she usually does.

Aliki2006 said...

I'm glad things have improved. So glad.

Mad Hatter said...

Ya, that comment shook me up too. That Bub&Pie, so darned insightful.

I'm glad to hear that things are a bit better. It always seems that we flirt with the breaking point right at the moment that everything starts to improve.

NotSoSage said...

No need to be embarrassed. It's the law of life, isn't it? What's that saying, it's always darkest before the dawn?

And B&P is so right...she is the true sage.

kgirl said...

words of wisdom, indeed. glad you had a break last night anyway.

nomotherearth said...

Sorry I missed your post yesterday. I just read it today.

I so know the feeling of just needing to get away, and it doesn't make you a bad mother AT ALL. It just makes you (me) feel like one. It's the no-win situation that I always seem to find myself in: stay with him and hate myself because I can't seem to deal with it, or get away on my own and hate myself for wanting to be anywhere but with him.

Anyone reading your posts can tell just how exactly wonderful a mom you are.

matthew m. f. miller said...

There was a great article I read today about how strict parents raise fat kids, which I find to be a stretch.

I think kids learn from our habits and actions, and the examples we set. I think B&P is right on.

Beck said...

I'm always shocked how a completely great day can come on the heels of some awful sleepless day. But they do.