Monday, April 04, 2011

Brutal mommy honesty.

If we aren't honest, then what are we? And if we aren't honest about how hard it is to be a mom, then we're lying only to ourselves.

Being 3 is hard. It's hard for the 3 year old's mom. Declan breezed through the first few years of his life but hit 3 in January and his horrid-ness vomited all over our lives. Honestly, he was my BEST baby, most laid back, easy going, a pleasure to be around. Now I don't care for it when I hear him in the mornings. I know soon after breakfast I'm going to hear, "I wanna snaaaaaack." Actually, I will probably hear that while he's still eating breakfast. It's habit for him, one I want to break. Badly.

And he's just generally whiney. And I mean whiney in the most annoying, baby-talking noise you can imagine. Fingernails on chalkboards seem like Kindergarten play to this kid.

This weekend I was talking to my BFF and I (jokingly) asked her which of her kids was her favorite. I knew the answer would be "I don't have a favorite" - which is the correct answer. All moms know that. I replied simply with this: "I couldn't tell you who my favorite is, either, but I'm certain it isn't Declan."

7 comments:

Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

I just told Mark the other day that 2012 will be wonderful because Naomi will be 4! Can I say "ditto" for Naomi??? Annoying. When she is funny, she is FUNNY! But...the other 95% of the time she is annoying me!!! Come on 4's!!! That is a great age!

Cindy said...

Konrad is very sweet at 3, but is also very annoying...and he doesn't seem to "get it" when I explain the proper way to say something so I won't be annoyed. Thankfully they aren't 3 forever!

Manda said...

Madyn was amazing at 3, however at 4 now he knows "more" and is a chatter box. Even when he's not talking he's still making some random incessent noise that grates on my nerves.

Here's hoping that the boys change back to their sweet self soon! :)

Nicky said...

Love the "brutal mommy honesty"...the scary thing? Sometimes that 3 year old mentality lingers for a little longer than a year - I'm still waiting for both my 17yr old and 10yr old to completely "outgrow" it. LOL!

Eva said...

Hello Tena,
Been reading your blog have son just diagnosed with RTS would like to talk to you.

Eva said...

Hello Ten

Tena said...

Eva, feel free to contact me! I can't get to an email address for you - if you look at my profile on here you'll see where you can email me. Please do so!!