Not to be Miss Psycho Pep Squad ...

Holy wow!

An award from the awesome Eclectic Mama, who, around these parts, is considered one of the primo AP parents and bloggers. I'm pretty proud and a little surprised. Thanks a bunch, Camille!

I'll pass it along on my next post.

I got almost *no* sleep Monday night. It was my own fault - I dozed off for like an hour with the girlies and woke up around 10:30. Ostensibly to go sleep in my own bed, but, tired as I was, I couldn't shut the brain off. So I read until almost 2:00, because I'm cool like that. Then Bean woke up a little, calling softly for me, so I had to go find her stuffed animal and then snuggle with her. It took another hour or so for me to fall asleep, and the little were up before 6:00. So maybe 3-4 hours sleep total?

Somehow, I managed to have a decent day, with regular caffeine infusions keeping me awake. I actually wasn't cranky, just mentally sluggish.

Needless to say, I just konked out with them last night and recouped some of my sleep losses.

Bean's got a therapy appointment today, so I'll fill y'all in on that later. Dave's going to try to join us, and I think we're mostly just trying to get a grip on whether the volatility and acting out is something we just have to learn how to parent, or whether we've screwed her up in some way.

After hearing from some other folks, though, it sounds like we're really not experiencing anything all that strange; and since most of my friends are raising kids without the extra baggage of divorce, I don't know how much I can "blame" on the divorce, anyways, ya know? I'm pretty much expecting to hear "she's normal, you guys just need to step up the parenting at your houses", but a small part of me wants to hear "whoo, doggie, she is deranged. Here's some lihtium ..." Because at least then there's something 'wrong' that can be 'fixed'.

If this is normal and I just suck as a mom, well, *I* may need the lithium.


Eclectic Mama said...

You're welcome!

I love people like you who are keepin' it real. I get so tired of reading about people who seem to have it all figured out and never have trouble. Those people aren't real, and it's far too easy (for me, anyway) to get caught up in the "I'm not good enough" routine. We're all good enough, and if more people admitted to being human, we'd all feel better. JMHO, of course. :)

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