Sick, that is how I felt I guess. And maybe a little short tempered. But I have taken myself out of the room in the hope that the absence of my bad energy dissipates some of Master X’s attitude.
Do other parents have children like this? Kids that make you question why you have them in the first place, almost every day, with their inability to sleep longer than a few hours even when approaching 2 years old? Toddlers who tantrum like they are being tortured and whatever it was that triggered them was the sole responsibility of the parent and thus we must be the worst agent in the world.
It is terrible, not wanting to be around your own kid and to have next to no empathy for their upset. I get it, being sick is terrible and ruins our happiness. But you know what Master X? Not sleeping ruins our happiness even more. Like sleeping on the floor last night resulting in a crushed feeling in my pelvis for the night, agony splitting up my public bone and grating into my hips. And I left the pain medications in the main bedroom, you now, my bedroom because well, it is my bedroom and I didn’t think to grab them when I vacated the room.
How do you cope with constant upset and anger? How do you get a toddler to bloody well go to sleep and STAY asleep? How do you keep it together when you are run down and feeling angsty yourself?