Saturday, April 2, 2011

Still Hope

We are on Day 12 of Hope's latest tirade. I don't know how many meltdowns she had today, probably because I don't want to. She  finally managed to alienate MK. 45 minutes into the rage that landed her in bed, MK tried to contain her, with the baby in her arms. Not a good idea.  The Dad lost his cool, but he has been taking the brunt of Hope any time he is home. I had no trouble taking over. She didn't get a rise out of me, but I have to admit I wasn't feeling much empathy either. Hope is asleep and most of my furniture is intact. Fortunately, one thing we have been good at is giving a fresh start every morning.

I let Hope go swimming this afternoon, even though I didn't think it was a good idea. Tomorrow, Hope will be next to one of us all day. We are staying home from church and aiming for boredom. And this time, I will not have MK fighting me.


Seven From Heaven said...

I feel for you. Those are the kinds of days i'm having right now too. NOT fun at all.

Penelope said...

Wow! Please share your insights on how to deal with the tirades. Ignore? Nurture? Discipline? I would love to hear more!

I would love for you to link up a post on Attachment or Bonding this week at
Next week we will be linking up posts about feelings and emotions.