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Tantrum Thursday
(Oh finally, I have found one too: one of those jolly alliterating-with-the-day-of-the-week blog post titles! ;))
Let's face it: before I had a child myself, I could never quite understand what could be so hard about motherhood, let alone understand what could be difficult about being a so-called 'stay at home mom'. What could be more relaxed and rewarding than spending so much time with the little person that you love best? But on days like these, when it's terribly cold outside while your baby is totally bored inside the house, and you don't have a car within reach,  and your girl gets a temper tantrum whenever you try to put her in her stroller, or in her bike seat, or in fact she gets temper tantrums any time you want her to do something that she doesn't want -which is about anything!- or when you try to keep her from doing something that she really wants, such as drinking detergents, tearing all 1000 albums from her father's massive cd rack (we've already given up on the book shelves, that were alphabetically ordered once!) or eating muddy shoes, you realize being a mom can actually be hard sometimes. And exhausting, and frustrating, and maddening, on top of all the joy and sweetness and all the fun.
And when you've followed your baby climbing up the stairs for about the thousandth time that day, feeling more like the living version of a big protective shield for your baby's ridiculously dangerous stunting than like an actual human being with a life of her own, sometimes you can't help but think how easy the daycare days are...


Afke on 2012-02-02 21:16
Dag Nina,
mijn dochter is ongeveer net zo oud als die van jou en ik herken helemaal wat je zegt. Ik vind het eigenlijk wel grappigom dit zo van jou te lezen. soms denk ik wel eens dat ik de enigste ben,dus niet.
Groetjes Afke
nina on 2012-02-02 21:22
@ Afke: dat denken we vast allemaal, dat dat alleen bij ons zo gaat! (Is jouw dochter ook zo'n pittige persoonlijkheid? ;))
ourlittlelovenest on 2012-02-02 22:30
It is so sweet to see your blog again.  It has been forever.  It is so nice having a real computer again and not just using a little iPhone screen to see blogs on.  Your little one isn't so little anymore!! She is a doll and you find the cutest clothes for her.  I so know what you mean about going from thinking motherhood couldn't be that hard to doing it and feeling overwhelmed.  Its a big job (as you obviously know) but so worthy! xo
chez chouke on 2012-02-03 09:00
Wat n scheet is het toch!
miek on 2012-02-03 09:23
Lekker hè, zo'n fase? De enige zekerheid die je hebt is dat het weer weggaat... en weer terugkomt. :)
(Op't moment zit mijn tweeënhalfjarige ook in zo'n dwarse bui, en de 6jarige ook. Gelukkig is de 4jarige heel erg vrolijk!)
Octavie on 2012-02-03 11:48
Het is alsof ik naar foto's van mezelf van vroeger zit te kijken, zo raar. Ik had ook een tijdje zo' n kapsel en dan die wangetjes... En haha, je eerstezin:))
Stephanie on 2012-02-03 15:04
Hello, I have just come to your blog through your etsy page, and I wanted to say how much I love your etsy shop! All your items are so lovely and happy! They have brought a definite sunshine to my day :) If I had any money to my name I would be making a purchase, maybe one day in the future I will!
Wien on 2012-02-03 17:45
Wat een pupke, mooie foto's weer! Ik denk niet dat het makkelijk gaat zijn, maar wát ik kan verwachten; geen idee. En wat je beschrijft lijkt me lastig ja, thuis zijn en ondertussen alleen maar met je kind bezig moeten zijn. Rosa is wel een pittige dame hè?!
Afke on 2012-02-03 19:54
mijn dochtertje (jitske) is inderdaad ook pittig. dan wanneer er andere mensen bij zijn is ze zo lief (sowieso is ze lief). ze weet heel goed wat ze wil en wat niet. ik probeerelke dag evenweg te gaan met haar, als ik de hele dag binnen blijf dan merk ik dat zehangerig wordt. Als ze straks gaan puberen wordt het nog erger:) oh oh
groetjes Afke
Annick on 2012-02-07 15:47
Beautiful girl!
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