Dear three year old
You are beautiful, smart, sweet, energetic and kind but can you please give mommy a break! In the morning when you rise I greet you with “hello gorgeous” although some days you are fussy and rather I just bring you milk instead. And I always do regardless of how I feel, even when I am asleep I wake up just to get you milk.
During the day I try to make it fun as well as educational for you and when you get hissy I am as patient with you as possible. Unless you are being defiant or disrespectful, then I discipline you. Oh disciplining you takes strength, when I look at your cute little face it’s hard, but it must be done. Sometimes you just don’t know it breaks my heart to be “the heavy”.
You are not a bad child but you are extremely energetic and at times a bit needy. It would be nice if you would let me take a bath by myself every once in a while or go to the potty without having you bang on the door, swing it open or help me by pulling all the toilet paper off of the roller. I mean seriously some things a lady needs a little privacy.
Last night was rough, you kept waking up all through the night because you were hungry. Do you know how that made me feel as a mother? I offer you breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as snacks but do you always eat? No, you say “no thank you”, run from the food or when you are in one of your moods you try to throw it away before I can see it. I try to compromise with you, I ask you nicely to try the food but I can’t force you to eat. Please eat your food, your dad loves my food and you do too on the days you do decide to eat it.
Then there is this new thing of you writing on walls…I am all for creativity but this has got to stop. Mommy is tired of scrubbing walls, you know I haven’t had time to lift weights lately, I am afraid one arm is going to be bigger than the other.
I was going to go to the gym this morning before you got up but who stayed up with you? Who kept trying to soothe you to sleep? Me, mommy.
You know I love you, I have grey hairs, puffy eyes, and lackluster breasts to prove it. Let me tell you, mommy was very fond of her girls but you were worth the sacrifice. You and your dad are my world! I pray for you both daily and everything I do, I do it for the betterment of our family.
So please give mommy a break, I could really use one today.
I love you