DH is away on business, 6 days and though he’s managed to shave a couple days off, it feels like a long one. Of course, he hasn’t slept a night all the way through since DH left. The Precious is teething and he’s been waking up crying and miserable and going to bed crying and miserable. Of course, as I dramatically recount this early morning screaming where I’m chanting for the strength to holding his flailing body and not throw my back out; so I have to put him down and listen to the world is coming to an end screeching so I can get the Advil and bottle prepared. Of course, 3 hours later, he is his usually sunny self. No grudges held.
Hubby is quick to point out that he hasn’t had such a bad time of it since he was 6 months old. And that I need to get tougher on him and not let him walk all over me. Cause he doesn’t ever have those kind of days with him.
Ahem. Thanks for that. What on earth am I “complaining” about? I guess I should just say how perfect my halcyon days are with him. How easy and full of shits & giggles our days are. Well, score one for the kid on the divide and conquer method.
Well, he asked how my day was, I told him.
I just wanted to vent a little. Get a little sympathy. Pat on the back for hanging in there. Doing a good job, you know? Be heard and acknowledged for my work day. Instead I got, oh, poor little guy, but you know, he doesn’t had days like that very often compared to other kids, it’s nothing really. Nothing.
True, the little guy is spectacularly healthy and delightful. A dream to take to a restaurant or a friend’s house. I should be able to handle this. This is not difficult. You must be doing something wrong. He didn’t say any of this, but it’s what I heard. I changed the subject and got off the phone. Am I being oversensitive?
A few weeks ago, I told hubby I was lonely. He just told me that I should…..blah, blah, blah. He missed the point. I’ve been more direct since. I hope he was paying attention.
There are spectacular cherry blossoms in the neighbourhood, I can’t help but notice how beautiful they are.