This week Little E has had the most unsettled week she has had since she was born. We have had a week of all day grumpiness, tears and bedtime screaming! Babies cry though right? I would normally agree, but in comparison to my first-born Little E has been a dream. I love you Baby J but you were such a screamer!
So when Monday came and Little E’s temperament had changed almost over night, we were worried, very worried! As Hubs has been working long shifts this week, the majority of the childcare has been left in my
capable hands! Unsettledness during the day, teamed with two hours worth of bedtime screaming has been tiring to say the least. With no husband on hand to whinge to, who do we call? Mummy friends!
There was a time before children when Mummy friends did not exist in my life. When your out on the town until the early hours. Drinking too much and calling for the kebab you know your going to regret eating in the morning, the last thing your thinking about is children. Fast forward two years to a time when you just aren’t cool enough to be out on the town, or just too damn knackered, you realise that Mummy friends are where it’s at. Then you start to wonder what you ever did without them!
This week I have been spurred on by the mutual understanding of parental shittiness, by a fellow Mummy who feels my pain. Being able to pick up the phone at 3am, knowing you’re going to get a reply almost straight away because they are up too is extremely cathartic! We have laughed, smiled, whined and moaned, reminisced and then moaned some more!
Now that we are approaching the end of the week Little E seems to be getting back to her usual quiet and contented self. Her cries have been replaced by smiles and she’s back to sleeping at night! Hooray!
With this in mind, for this weeks Thankful Thursday…I want to give a HUGE shout out to all the Mummy friends out there. Especially my own, who have gotten me through another one of those damn phases! So thankyou guys, for listening to the moans and cheering me on. I am so thankful to be on this crazy parenting ride with you, you’re the best!
What are you thankful for this week?