Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

This morning's blog is dedicated to http://www.npr.org/blogs/babyproject/2011/08/26/139974665/parenthood-got-you-down-youre-not-alone

Usually, I absolute adore being a parent.  But not always.  And not last night.  Don't get me wrong, I love my children.  But sometimes, I could understand the inclination to loathe them.  Not that I'd give into it, mind you, but I could understand it.

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For the last week and a half, I've gotten a consistent, terrible headache between the hours of 4 and 7 pm.


I was beginning to think I was prone to cluster headaches.

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Or that I'd finally succumbed to the family history of migraines.


But I followed the prescribed plan of documenting when I get my headaches, etc., etc., etc.  And discovered that it's the boys fussing, nitpicking, begging, sassing, yelling and fighting with each other.

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Even if they only do it for 15 minutes, my head is a mess for hours.  And then I might as well walk around with this on my forehead:

Because

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I recognize there are alternative solutions:

I could give them a time out.

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A friend suggested duct tape.

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I could even look into a baby sitter for some much needed 'me' time.

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Last night, I went with

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Because, let's face it, we couldn't possibly make it through all the ups and downs of parenthood without one of these:

http://www.expressionsofmyworld.com/_IMAGES/keen_sense_of_humor.jpg

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