Ahh, how I need this.
~We went to Alabama this weekend for a funeral (more on that in a later post). It's really
~ And here's another reason I prefer my Mom's house over my Dad's... They think that their way is THE way. If I discilpline Abby for anything and they think I'm being "mean", he corrects me, in front of her. Completely undermining my authority. Case in point... Abby hits her cousin and takes her toy, I go over to take it away and tell her to share, my Dad pushes me away and tells me she didn't mean it.
~Um, She's two. She so meant it.
~I am admittedly picky about what I feed Abby. I'm not nearly as bad as some though, I promise! Being in Bama, I feel like I constantly have to explain my choices. I don't put soda in her sippy cups - EVER, she eats veggies, whole wheat bread, low sugar juice and home made chicken fingers. Heck, she even drinks white milk sometimes! Call me crazy. She also eats her fair shair of MnM's, chips and twizzlers. I'm not a nazi.
~Thing is, My neices and nephews drink pretty much nothing but soda "oh but its mostly diet!" Yeah, that's even better. McDonald's chicken nuggets, fries, pancakes, and microwave mac n cheese. Seriously, if they eat veggies, it's off an adult's plate. I don't see them offered. Fied corn nuggets do not count as veggies. It's just constant junk. So I have to constantly be aware of what she gets there. And I'm asked thing's like, "what do you want Abby to drink?" I a snotty, here we go again, voice while the other 2 get diet coke and I try to think of a way to politely respond.
~Abby spent a few days there last month. All the food I sent with her came back with her. She was also constipated for a week.
~And they are constantly on antibiotics. I mean constantly. It makes me want to scream.
~BUT its wrong for me to paint Abby's toes. Yeah, that makes sense. *rolls eyes*
~I love my family, don't get me wrong. It's amazing though, how different we are.
~It made me ever so grateful to come home to my
~That's why it's killing me that I sort of complained about some things he did
~I need to be less critical and start letting things roll off my back. I really, really want to work on that.