How do you unwind after a day full of mommy "fun"?

United States
October 15, 2008 10:31pm CST
I have two babies under the age of two which should indicate my level of sanity right there. The almost two year old is in the process of potty training, and it's mostly going pretty well. Today however it did not go well. We had several little "accidents" and to make matters worse, the usually content, happy, sweet natured three month old was unhappy most all of the day. She just needed attention. The almost two year old didn't like me spending so much time with the baby, so she got ornery. She found sidewalk chalk and colored on the dining room walls and the baby swing. She found an old vhs tape and pulled the tape out of it. She ripped the pop up illustrations out of her pop up book, and then after having been out of the room for two minutes, I entered the dining room to find her dancing on the dining room table. It was a stressful day, fortunately everyone went to bed just fine, but here I am left feeling frazzled and cranky. How do you unwind after a day as fun as mine?
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Seems like your two year old is quite jealous of the baby and is trying to get your attention... i only have one daughter and i hope she won't feel jealous when she gets to have a baby sister or baby brother... But i unwind by watching my favorite tv show that is usually shown at 10 pm... by that time... she is already fast asleep... and i have time to relax a little...
• United States
16 Oct 08
Usually she is not jealous at all, and I was quite surprised at how much she talks to and tries to play with the baby. I guess she was just in some kind of a nasty mood today! You're right I should definitely take advantage of the quiet that comes after bed time. Thanks for your response!
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
3 Sep 12
Welcome to mylot and thanks for details, my kids are all grown up, but i have grandkids with whom i pass time usually, they are so cute and talkative lol... Happy posting, cheers. Kalyani