Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Teething Tantrums:

It has just been one of those days...

We all have difficult days at work. In my case as a stay at home military housewife/mom, my home and my daughter are my work and for me today was just one of those days. 

I have not been feeling well recently, unfortunately I am still getting really sick with these new shots  I started last month.   Now add that Charli is cutting all 4 of her canines, fighting fevers here and there, and in pain. I can't blame her for throwing a tantrum... I would too!
(let me add that they really are few and far between but sometimes it just doesn't seem that way)

All of this just makes for a recipe for disaster...

Luckily Charli's other teeth came in with out much of a fight. She would occasionally have a runny nose while cutting some teeth, never spiking any severe fevers, and would show typical signs of just being in mild pain. Her teething was nothing that a little Orajel/Tylenol and a hug from her Momma and Dadda couldn't fix...
But these canines are some tough little jokers I tell ya...

It can be frustrating at times, when I am in pain and sick myself, and our sweet little angel decides it is time to scream and cry for no reason in particular and won't calm down because she is so irritable with her teething.

 A few times this week my temper has definitely gotten the best of me (I sometimes feel like I'm failing Charli as a mother and it crushes me.)  I know this is because Charli is always such a good little girl and never really acts out or misbehaves. So when she does act out like this it can be tough, making the whole situation frustrating for her and me. 

But as I sit here and write this tonight all I can come up with is how truly blessed and thankful I am to have the most amazing little girl, who truly lights up our world. While yes, I did get frustrated today and lose my cool, I feel it did not outweigh all of the good that came from today.
The fun that we had, the crafts that we made, the snuggles and laughter that we shared, and the memories... The simple every day memories!

I am truly doing exactly what I have always wanted and what I know I was meant to do... 
Being a mommy... 
Her mommy!

I wouldn't want to be doing anything else but this!
(Even if she does test me at times)

I will forever love every ounce of her being, whether it is good or bad, and I will always try to take away my baby girl's pain no matter how old she is. 

So come on canines... This momma is ready!


  1. You're a great mom. We all have our days. I beat myself up all the time, then have to forgive myself so that I can start anew. Motherhood is a rough calling, but it's the best one too! Hang in there.

  2. Poor girl! And sweet post. This mothering thing is HARD work but you are doing wonderful at it!!!

  3. Gosh we are right there with you! Those canine teeth are the WORST!! I remember them being by far the worst with Brady too. So I hear you, it's been a month of the tantrums and whines and finally we're coming out on the other side of it! You're a great mommy!! :)