Your mother and I got into a fight last week when I uttered the words, “You’re a terrible partner.” I know, it’s bad, with and without context, and I won’t try to defend it, but it led to your mother taking a different attitude for a couple of days. She sort of just started doing the opposite of what she used to do because she figured if what she was doing before made her a “terrible partner”, then she’ll simply reverse it.
Talk about “you don’t miss it until it’s gone.” Wow. I always knew your mother held the family together, but she also also holds together the house we live in too. I ended up skipping a couple of meals during those three days simply because she didn’t bother preparing anything and I couldn’t be bothered to eat either. And good for her. Lesson learned. I’m sorry to her.
Aside from that, life with you has been mentally tiring. We’re struggling to keep up with your voracious mind. Whatever we throw at you, you just seem to absorb, so we’ve been throwing a lot and seeing what interests you.
These days, we’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing. You’re often glued to your potty, little table, or dining table working on your writing with Mr. Pencil or your reading with Endless Reader on the iPad. I suppose parenting is a lot easier with these fun educational apps – I can’t imagine trying to teach you writing without it. Well, I can because we do have a bit of fun with the whiteboard, but your attention span for it is definitely a lot shorter.
You’re getting one step closer to independence. Go you.