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Monday, February 13, 2012

Table for one

I hit a breaking point on Saturday. Aspen's tantrums were out of control the latter half of the week, and since Kev was gone all day Saturday I was absorbing them all by myself. It might not have been so bad if Aspen hadn't looked me in the eyes while in the midst of a fit and then reached for my hair. Which she then proceeded to pull so hard that she walked away with a fistful. That was probably the last straw for me. I put her to bed and she slept while I cooled down.

We went out with Emilie in the afternoon, and I hoped that the change in venue would help Aspen enjoy the rest of the day. She ended up throwing more tantrums and punching Emilie in the face. Totally awesome.

Also totally awesome was Kev having his ringer turned off. So no matter how many times I called or texted him in desperation, I was alone. That is one of the worst feelings; when your child is completely out of control and it's all your problem.

By the time Kev got home I was shut down for the day. I didn't even want to play with Aspen when she was cheerful because I was so exhausted. I told Kev he was in charge for the rest of the night and I took myself to a movie.

It was the best thing I could have done. I picked a movie I wanted to see. I sat where I wanted to sit. I got to be a real person again, not a mom to a little maniac. I got to be completely in charge of myself for a few hours without any interruption.

If you've never gone to the movies by yourself, I recommend it. It's refreshing after a long week.


  1. I wish I would have known! *hugs*

  2. Glad you got some alone time, sounds like it was much needed. Im sorry your weekend was so rough! See you guys at DT time tomorrow :)


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