Wednesday, April 10, 2013

thoughts on my morning...

First off, Kendall is terribly funny because she'll often wake up and immediately launch into asking me if I remember something that happened.  It becomes quickly apparent that she is referring to a dream but does not realize it.  However she gets VERY upset if I don't tell her that I remember the same incident.  So I'll admit I usually say I do remember just to avoid that. :)

This morning the second I walked into get her: "Mom, do you remember when we found a dinosaur bone in the bushes and we left it there?  Then it went up in the air and came down and broke?  Do you remember that???? We should have brought it inside!  Why didn't we bring it inside???"  Ummm....

Secondly I had a rough send of with Cam.  I put on some of his new shoes, only to realize I had bought the wrong size for the second time.  He started out slightly upset that he couldn't wear them, however then I escalated him by also becoming frustrated not only at myself for my bad purchase, but also at him for insisting he wear them.  THAT was my mistake.

As soon as he sensed I was frustrated it spiraled down ("Mom, why are you so frustrated?" "Mom, I just want to know why you are talking firmly?")  I quickly changed my whole demeanor and became super cheerful.  It was too late.  He needed longer than the 5 minutes we had until he and Chris had to leave for him to calm down.  Chris said he was still upset at school and I think we both are anxious to see how our little guy is when school is out.  I guess it's a good thing that right under my roof I have a constant reminder to keep my attitude in check.  The reminder just happens to be my son. :)

4 comments:

Teresa DiMillo said...

How was he when he got home? I hate having days that seem to start off terrible, it just seems to go downhill faster. I hope your day got better, friend.

Jessica said...

That's so funny about Kendall and her dreams!

I've often been amazed at your constantly calm demeanor, but I guess you have a very good reason to constantly keep yourself in check! I'm constantly trying to keep my yelling in check, it's my default mode... So I'm constantly working on it!

Jen Scholte said...

How was his day??? I agree...you are always so calm! Ella always asks me if I'm upset with her when I talk firm and I always feel bad about it and end up apologizing! And it totally makes me laugh about Kendall's dreams! They sound very vivid! :)

Mindy Lu said...

Regarding Kendall and her dreams. I went through the same thing with my grandmother with her dementia. She would "think" about something happening or dream it, and it was then her reality. Was scary trying to decipher between my reality and hers.