don’t eat the donut (and parenting moments)

First, I have stopped eating breads, pastas, rice, and potatoes. Basically, the staples of my life. Right now there is a box of delicious donuts in the break room, but I ate my hard boiled egg. My willpower feels fragile and cracked… but I’m fighting on. I will lose this panus if it kills me.

Second, I had some parenting moments in the recent past that made me want to write. Last night M was wound up when I got home from work. I let her watch her iPad and play on it for about an hour, then made the executive decision to turn the lights out. I explained it to her. I removed the iPad. She cried, a lot. I offered to read her a book and she took me up on it, but then cried when it was done. With the lights off she asked if I’d rock her in the rocking chair, and I did. Eventually we moved into the bed and she fell asleep. It took a long time, but honestly it probably would’ve been longer if I’d let her have a tantrum and not compromised in any way. So I feel good about that.

With daylight lasting until after 10pm nowadays, my kiddo isn’t willing to go to sleep until much later. I don’t mind her staying up late if she sleeps in, because I’m most tired in the morning and feel much better if I sleep until 10 or 11am. So on our days off, since there’s no preschool, we’ve been doing this. It’s awesome! Until I have to wake up at 5:30am for work. Then it’s not awesome at all.

Then there’s the fallout from working three days in a row. She’s not a happy camper and she’s going to let me know it at bedtime! Luckily we have a long six days without me working afterwards.

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

5 thoughts on “don’t eat the donut (and parenting moments)”

  1. Hehe panus! I’m sure you don’t have one 🙂
    We have a frequent flier in out micu with a giant one, it’s always a good time cleaning her up!

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