Being a mom is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done, and one of the best. You hear moms all over say those words and really don’t understand what they mean until you have your own child.
Joseph has been teething this week meaning he’s not only in pain, but he’s whiny, grumpy and needs to have everything go his way no matter what. He’s got a good little temper and the pain of a new tooth really lets it show. It’s super hard to know what’s going to make him melt down, or make him fall down (He gets a little clumsy when in pain). However the movie Frozen has been a lifesaver. He wakes up in the morning and the first words out of his mouth are “let it gooooo”. Joseph is absolutely in love with Elsa and will sing no matter what he sees her on, cereal boxes, books, cans of soup, and even signs in the stores. All he wants when we are home is to lay in bed and watch it. Which is ok for now because he’s not feeling well, normally I’d prefer he do other things than watch tv all day.
Even through all of Joseph’s bad moods we did share a sweet moment last night while grocery shopping. We were with my mom and while she was picking some things out I asked Joe for a kiss. Well he decided I needed multiple kisses! My mom pulled out her phone and caught this sweet moment between us and all of the moodiness that we both had was gone. He seemed happy for a moment and I was no longer frustrated.
It’s hard to always stay calm and sometimes I get frustrated when I can’t just make him feel better, or when I don’t understand what he’s trying to say. Sweet moments like this make it all disappear into a distant memory and none of that matters anymore.