24 February 2011

finally.....



There it is..... Up ahead, I think I see it.... Is that light at the end of the tunnel!

To say that I have been walking around in a haze of dirty nappies, washing piles taller than me, a two year old who throws tantrums worthy of an Oscar nomination and days where I don't seem to have time to get out of my pyjamas for the last, hmmm, 10 weeks is an understatement!

Yesterday I finally felt like I had achieved something! And no, I didn't get the bed made, the washing done, the toilets cleaned nor did I have dinner ready and waiting when husband got home. What I achieved was so much better than all of these things put together.

This is what happened....

1 :: Baby H managed a car trip to Master N's swimming lessons without screaming blue murder the whole way, this made Mummy much less frazzled upon arrival!

2 :: Master N was actually excited about going to his swimming lesson and there was no screaming or clinging to me for dear life as I walked him out to the pool.

3 :: Baby H then sat peacefully in the car - no screaming - on our drive to the Shopping Centre.

4 :: Both the boys were very well behaved whilst I got everything done that needed doing - a stress free trip around Westfield, who would have thought!

5 :: Baby H then totally outdid himself and fell asleep in the car on the way home from the Shopping Centre.

Ever since we bought Baby H home from the hospital he has hated the car, the minute you put him in the car set he bellows like a little bull. So bad in fact that I generally sit in the back in between the two children to try and minimise the screaming. Him not screaming in the car was a huge step for us!

I am not a hard to please person as you can see, it's the simple things! Maybe I will now venture out of the house a little bit more!

8 comments:

gnomeangel said...

Oh gawd Tam... I find it hard enough when the dog barks and whines. I have no concept. You're a braver woman than I!!!

Melinda @ Here We Go Loopy Lou said...

I love those days when everything goes your way. I then feel the need to rabbit on to hubby, because they are few and far inbetween!! Sounds like you are doing amazingly! Newborns are beautiful, but such hard work all at the same time. 2 year olds (3 year olds for me now!!) are a whole other story!!!!

another donkey design by kate said...

Yeah for you, and yeah for babies and children behaving! When you become a mother - it really is the small things you are most thankful for - like a baby not crying. i feel you....

jenny said...

Good for you Tamara... it is the simple things for sure... gotta love days like these... and love your pic...

Hugs
Jenny x

Bungalowgirl said...

Congratulations on having such a civilized day, I too have had not one but two children who hate the car. My son took until 3 to make a trip more than 10 minutes bearable, my daughter just 2 , still daily has to have threats of her baby dolls being taken away or thrown out the window in order to keep her arms in her harness. Yesterday she had her arms out and managed to completely open her door while I was driving! Have wine and chocolate tonight- you so deserve it.

andrea creates said...

every so often things work out ;)
glad you'll be able to get out more :)

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

My eldest was like that when she was a baby too - we had to have her music for years! Because of this I relish that the other two don't even mind if I listen to my own music - they even like it! The tough times really do make you appreciate the good don't they! So glad you had a good day today and got a taste of freedom. Here's hoping there'll be many more days just like it heading your way!

Tamara said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments! I know I am not the only one who has these day to day challenges! Makes me feel so much normal hearing your stories!
Have a great weekend xo

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