It has been a trying time of late here in our house. Darling Daughter – who was 19months on Monday – has taken to screaming. And when I say ‘screaming’ I mean screaming. Like: horror flick, virgin girl screaming. And I’m understanding that it has more to do with her lack of control over really anything in her life. Honestly though, understanding will only get you so far.
After that, it’s up to your good friends and alcohol.
And then, once the friends are gone home and you’ve slept off all the gin you drank (~ahem. Hypothetically of course. <cough>) and you wake up to the cherubic sounds of more god damned screaming you start to loose your mind a little bit. I did what many have done in such circumstances: I asked facebook for help.
And you know what? Facebook helped. In a matter of 5 minutes – at 7:00 in the morning, mind – I had responses from several people. They were all saying, “Chin up, it gets easier, it’s a phase, ignore it, you can do it” and so on. It didn’t stop the screeching, I’m sad to say, but it did help.
It reminded me that I am not alone in this frozen wasteland of parenting. And today, that’s all I needed.