Monday, September 14, 2009

Don't Yell At Me, Mister

Maybe it's just us, but when something is wrong with our baby my husband and I bicker with each other like nobodies business.

When I say bicker, I mean we're short with one another, we're snippy and we're frustrated.

Case in point, when Roo was super duper young her doctor detected a "blip" with her heart and suggested we get her to see a cardiologist as soon as possible. The entire time we waited for that appointment, we snapped at each other over everything.

As soon as we found out she was okay, we were fine, like nothing had happened.

Tonight, Roo walked into a door... hard. So hard that her nugget swelled up instantly, turned a nasty shade of eggplant and bled. Then she got soap in her eyes (during her bath) and proceeded to scream like a banshee.

Then came the bitching.

My husband and I, not our daughter (of course).

As soon as Roo calms down, we calm down.

Is this normal?

Do all parents freak out over their kids and take it out on their spouses?

We're not intentionally mean or say things that you can never take back, but the simplest request can turn into something of ridiculous sized proportions.

And as soon as the dust has settled, it's fine!

Kids nowadays sure will drive you, and your husband, crazy!


P.S. To note, Roo is fine. She happily has a Spongebob band-aid over her boo-boo and has soap-free eyes.


Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeous site here. It's all perfect !

Thank you and best wishes....

Mamma Mia said...

It's normal. Well, maybe not normal, but it happens to us too. Hope she is feeling better.

Amber, The Unlikely Mama said...

Me and the bf unit are the same way. Well...actually it's me who bickers most times, but he's who I aim it at :-/
Good to see we're not alone in our tendency to take out our frustrations about our children on the one closest to us.