It seems to me that every week on Monday we go through daddy withdrawals. The kids are grumpier than usual and anytime I say something that makes them upset the first words out of their mouth are, “I want Daddy”.
All I can think to myself is SO DO I. Stop griping at me, stop yelling at me and most of the time I lose my cool and yell right back at them. Then of course I suffer from the mommy guilt.
This last week, I went to Oregon on a blogging trip so Daddy took off from work. When I came home he was supposed to go back to work, but he ended up taking the rest of the week off and then Monday was a holiday.
So Tuesday finally rolls around and I’m stressed out not looking forward to an even bigger Daddy Withdrawal Day than usual. My anxiety was even more exaggerated with that fact that all weekend, I had no power. It was I want Daddy all weekend and since he was available it was easy for him to step in and make them behave.
My husband gave me some advice on Monday night, he told me to go into it with a good attitude and everything should be fine. I gave him the dirtiest look and thought to myself, easy for you to say!
I decided to have a great day, and well it actually worked. I don’t think it will always work but we had lots of cuddle time, and I wasn’t on my computer very much. We played outside and I had to work really hard to relax and play; playing is not my strong suit. So do you think that taking care of kids is a frame of mind? I prefer positive parenting over getting upset and using the naughty spot all day, but since it happens almost every Monday it feels like it’s out of my control. Any Thoughts?