I was contemplating whether to write about this or not, but feel as a mum this wouldn’t be a truthful blog if I didn’t, and I know I am not alone when I say that I find parenting a struggle at times.
I don’t go out all the time on my own with just myself as my son has the tendency still at the age of four, to run off and I have had nightmares about Henry disappearing whilst on my own, so I am little nervous about going out with me and Henry now. I know I will have to get over this, but at the moment I am trying all my best efforts to avoid such situations.
On rainy days it can be tough to entertain Henry indoors all the time, and a game of hide and seek can only last so long, same with playing catch or playing with his cups.
I got to thank my husband and my mum, for helping out, as it can feel like a long day on my own, so I do try to brake it up as much as possible.
When Henry has a meltdown it can be tricky to try and calm him down, for example if he has a medical appointment, he doesn’t like to sit still and wait and wants to run off and explore. Figuring out what to do him for his dinner, as he won’t touch any vegetables now, even though he loved them as a baby.
Toilet training is still being done and he still won’t go on the toilet, as much as I try and so I still have to put him in a pull ’em up whilst out or when he has a nap.
We are trying to get him out of napping now, as he will be starting school in September so I don’t want it to be too much of a shock for when he begins school. I know these moments won’t last forever but at the time it feels like they will.
One thing parenting has taught is make the most of the every moment and live for today, not for tomorrow or next week, but for today, as who knows what could happen tomorrow.
Do you get days when you struggle? How do you deal with them? Do you have any toilet training advice to give ? I would love to hear your suggestions.
Many thanks for reading,