My mini-meltdown ended after 45 minutes of sitting in the idling car listening to Macklemore’s The Heist cd on repeat. And angry blogging. Once I identified that I had felt disrespected, I was able to articulate it to my family, and things blew over. My problem is having a hard time identifying my emotions and switch right to raging bitch pissed, rather than calmly being able to articulate what’s really going on. Like I felt disrespected that I was the only one doing parenting duties and everyone else was acting 12, shouting at football games and barking orders.
The rest of our visit was relatively calm, though sleeping on a 167 year old double mattress with egg crate for ‘support’ was less than ideal. Especially with a squirrelly nursling who would pop up, even in the middle of the night, to assess his surroundings. On Friday night we took my dad out for his 60th birthday, and had some yummy Italian food that didn’t sit well with me, but at least we didn’t have any major arguments. And Potamus
enjoyed feeding carrots to the horses was scared of the horses, but was obsessed with going out in the pasture with us anyway. Also, hearing him say “football” is adorable, though it sounds a hell of a lot more like ‘butt ball” which makes me laugh, every time.
We’re home now, and trying to recover from being out of my comfort zone for two days (and trying desperately not to think of the return trip in three weeks for ‘Christmas.’ Eek!).
Gorgeous photos and horses!
Great pictures! I love the one of you and your son, and also the one of him by himself walking in the pasture. I’m glad that alls well that ends well. Holidays are holi-stressful sometimes!
Yes to holi-stressful. For reals. He’s such a precious little independent spirit..who’s afraid of horses 🙂
lovely photos! 🙂
thanks! not as good as yours, but my mom was taking them 😉
I found them better than mine!! 🙂
The pic “he’s really loving the horses (not)” you look so much alike right down to the look each of you is giving. Love that!
Awe, thanks! I love those happy little coincidences when people can tell we’re related 🙂 Most people say his expressions take after Boof.