The past few weeks have been quite a challenge for me. My personal life has been very difficult. But I have also been extremely busy with my Blog. So juggling my family life and my blog work has been pretty difficult. I have fallen behind on things but I am greatfull with what has happened, it hasn't taken me back down that dark place again.
I'm not going to talk about what has exactly happened in my personal life. The other challenging thing recently is motherhood. The days feel much longer and the nights are just too short. I will admit, I love my morning breaks when both girls are in school. No one said Motherhood would be easy and I know it's not. It always has it's ups and downs but at the end of the day it is worth it.
I feel so exhausted most days. Elliw has a habit now of repeating what she says constantly until she gets an answer. But even if I do reply, she will still repeat herself until she gets the answer she wants. Mia does it sometimes but not as often. They love playing together. They love playing school and pretending they are Mum and Baby but my god, it doesn't last! There is always an argument. I always have to either take toys away because they're fighting over it or I have to separate them. Mia can be very bossy so I am trying my best to work on that. Elliw can also be very demanding, she will do things Mia doesn't want so there we go, another argument.
Elliw has always been the one who screams. She screams and shouts at most things, even when she talks. If we give her the answer she doesn't want then she will happily throw herself on the floor, kick and scream. Sometimes she can throw a tantrum out of nowhere.
Mia has chronic constipation. She has had it since she was 2 years old. She could go through 10 or more knickers a day. Constantly having to clean and change her. It was never ending. She is getting much better now though since we are with the constipation clinic. I feel the past few months, when Mia has been brilliant and had clean knickers for a full week or so, Elliw starts having accidents. It's like I am not supposed to be not cleaning bums and throwing knickers! It can put me down. I feel like I am doing something wrong.
I think I am going to have to speak to a Health Visitor or someone about Elliw's behaviour. I don't see that it is just because of her delayed speech. Even though I have mentioned that before to them but they don't seem to take any notice.
Do you have a child who has very bad tantrums that you feel you can't control?