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  1. Ys says:

    I gave birth six weeks ago and all I want is to be able to eat one meal in the day without my little man waking up and needing Mammy to cuddle him. Oh, and a hot cup of tea! Just one! So far that’s been the hardest part of being a mother; and, yes, I understand how lucky I am that he isn’t a screamer 😉

    • Courtney K. says:

      Agreed. I think not being able to sit down and eat in peace was the hardest adjustment (aside from sleep deprivation) that I had to make. Hugs and congrats on your sweet baby boy!! 🙂

  2. I think part of the terrible threes is just your awesome baby exerting their control and power over situations. Just remember to hang tough. Giving in to all those “no’s” now means you will probably still be having those NO fights ten years from now. UGH and no one wants that!

    Good luck and don’t worry we all have those “I don’t want to be a mommy days”!

    stopping by from PYHO

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks, girl. I agree. I’d rather say no now to a three year old than be fighting a teenager in ten years. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Courtney says:

    Where Keegan was concerned, three was the worst. Presley, on the other hand….. Well, she might not live to see three.

  4. Hyacynth says:

    Three is hard {But so are the weeks right around the birthday, and then there seems to be a mellow … crossing fingers for that here, too!}. I hope the funness of three starts peaking through soon.

  5. Stacey says:

    Been there, done that, got that T-Shrit. I remember 3 being really hard with my youngest and it all hit on my husbands first deployment too!!!
    One day we were getting ready to head to Church; I’m trying to get both my girls in the car so we can leave and she comes down the stairs with an armful of toys that she just has to take with her and I tell her no she cant and she pitches a fit and next thing I know I’m sitting on the stairs bawling my eyes out because I was so dang on tired of fighting her strong-willed 3 year old self!
    I had to pick and choose my battles in order to keep my sanity but it passed and I know your Terrible Three’s time will pass too. Hang in their girl!!
    Oh and even though mine are 8 and 6 I still have those days; had one this morning actually ( but I’m going to blame that on PMS!)

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks girl. I’ve had those minor breakdowns, too. It’s so tough to hold it all in and battle it all the time. Glad to know that it gets easier!!

  6. Kyna says:

    Wow, you took the words RIGHT out of my mouth. That is EXACTLY how I have been feeling lately, and Ellie isn’t even 2 yet! You’re telling me it gets worse? Agh! I hate feeling so frustrated and negative and impatient around her all the time! I hate trying my hardest to start every day with a smile and a song for her, and not 5 minutes into the day she is already screaming and yelling no…sigh…I hear ya momma! 🙁
    ♥ Kyna

    • Courtney K. says:

      Hopefully you’re getting these terrible phases out of the way now, and things will only get better. 🙂 I have those same feelings of frustration and impatience. It’s hard to keep a smile and a happy demeanor when they don’t help out the situation. LOL Hugs!!

  7. Shell says:

    Love your honesty!

    I think almost every mom has been there- some just might not admit it. 😉

  8. Kimberly says:

    You will get no judgement from me, only empathy. I’ve been there. I AM there. Kids are kicking my butt lately! And the whole thing about Daddy not being able to do things for him? Yes! Same here! I know it’s hard now, but it will get better. I promise.

    But in between these moments we must remember those smiles and hugs and kisses that absolutely melt our hearts. That makes it worth it.

    • Courtney K. says:

      What’s with these kids not wanting help from daddy? And you’re right…the moments of sweetness and kisses and hugs make everything worth it…I think. 🙂

  9. Connie says:

    I found myself saying “me too” after every. single. sentence. You’re not alone doll! We ALL have those days. Our kiddos are the same age and it does seem the closer we get to 3 the more defiance, etc. we seem to encounter these days as well. Emily Rhyse had a “nice” tantrum in the middle of the living room last night. She screamed and cried so hard she nearly threw up…..Why? Because Mommy changed her pull-up. It was truly life altering for her, lol!! 😉

    • Courtney K. says:

      Oh man. LOL We have those random, totally uncalled for tantrums around here ALL the time. About insignificant things…like changing clothes and getting in the bath. What’s with these kids? LOL Hope you find a break yourself, soon!

  10. We all have days like this. My 19 month old son is WEARING me out, seriously. He hit the “terrible 2’s (or 3’s)” when he turned 10 months old. FULL BLOWN tantrums when you tell him no. It’s ridiculous. And he’s only 19 months old!! I’m totally in for it. Don’t worry girl, I’m right there with ya some days. Hang in there! 🙂

    • Courtney K. says:

      Oh girl. Bless you. Hopefully he’s hitting it early and you won’t have these issues when he gets a little bit older. Hugs!! Hopefully we both find a spare ounce of sanity soon!

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