These two. May 2014.
I yelled at Alice today. She was tired and something upset her, which led to an epic pre-nap meltdown so I screamed something like, "ALLLLICE! STOP IT!! YOU ARE BEING RIDICULOUS!"
It felt terrible as I was doing it and I felt even more terrible after I put her down for a nap and had time to reflect on what I'd done.
A few weeks ago, after feeling like I was at the end of my rope with being on the toddler emotional roller coaster, I started reading a book about raising toddlers. And it has been so insightful and so helpful at decoding what is going on in her emotional little brain.
Despite all that I've learned from this book, though, sometimes my impatience and my anger still get the best of me and I yell.
But I'm working on it, love bug. Mama loves you so much.