Terrible Twos

The first words I heard this morning were “Momma, I love you.” Somedays having a two year old is the best thing in the world.  But then for the next hour it was momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, momma, momma…all morning long. Somedays having a two year old can be the most exhausting thing in the world.

Right now as I type, I am also attempting to eat my dinner, punch this out before Alex gets home from work and my two year old is standing inside the door to her room with it barely cracked open crying to me that she wants a different pillow. She wants the other pillow that is already on her bed but wants momma to lay it down under her head. Yeesh. I’m not giving in. I’m not even acknowledging that she’s out of her bed right now. We have fought this fight so many times already this week. And I usually lose. So I’m not even getting in it. This may not be good parenting. But neither is screaming at her, so I’m choosing my battles…and well, I’m waiting to see if she will get bored enough to put herself back to bed.  Any bets?

Understandably so, we have had a long day.  We spent the majority of the morning at home except to run to the library to pick up a book I had on hold: How to Talk so Kids will Listen, and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. Here’s hoping I will glean some parenting advice because clearly my ways are not working.

Here’s breakfast: two chicken sausages, a sweet potato and dates stuffed with almond butter.


We are starting to run low on food; it’s the end of the week. I spent most of today really hungry and realize that I need to make sure to stock up more on foods that I am eating so my choices won’t be so limited by Friday.

Lunch was later than usual and was a quick heat up of yesterday’s leftovers.

Snack was two small sweet potatoes with melted coconut oil, coconut shreds and pistachios on top. There were also several handfuls of coconut consumed in the making of this snack. Between snack and dinner there were also many raisins eaten and almost a cup of hot chocolate…almost. I actually went as far as making it and taking a sip before I realized that it would not satisfy and I would immediately regret it.  Not because it was inherently bad but because I had made a commitment to myself and didn’t want to disappoint.  `


Dinner also came much later than usual. We enjoyed a playdate with this beautiful little one this afternoon

IMG_0085…and then it was dinner and bedtime for Eleanor…which is clearly still going on. And I am just now sneaking in my dinner at nearly 8pm. A TJs Chile Lime Chicken Burger on lettuce with grilled onions and peppers and TJs Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette.


After dinner I ate this…


At first taste this was disgusting to me. But that was two weeks ago when I was high on sugar and accidentally grabbed this no added sugar option. It is sweetened with Monk Fruit and tastes more like artificial sweetener. I would never buy it again, but last night it was a treat after such a long day.

I got another little treat in the mail yesterday. My package from Loft with a few new pieces to fit this body and nursing. I was really impressed with the selection of shirts that are “accessible” as I call it. Or “easy access.” I also found a dress that works and I’m planning to wear for Easter.


And now let’s do the happy dance because it’s the weekend! Time to soak up the sunny weather and family time.

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