THANK YOU to everyone who posted suggestions and kind words about my troubles this week and also to those of you who reached out via email with suggestions and even just commiseration. I am doing a lot better today.
Tuesday night, Uri watched Anna while I went to happy hour with my sorority friends. It was a great break. Uri had fun with Anna too - I think everyone benefited from a change in routine. Yesterday I stayed home and worked on little projects around the house - did a little work from home for the office too. Again, the change of pace was helpful.
Thanks to all the reminders, I've been giving Anna more warning about when we're going to transition to a new activity and that has been helping. I had another great recommendation from my friend Alex to spend a few special mommy only hours with Anna and I'm going to do that this weekend. I know we already spend a lot of time together but she suggested a special, different activity where we are just together and I focus on her. With all the hubbub lately, we haven't had as much QUALITY time so that's what we're going to do.
It really means a lot to me that you guys have chimed in with your own stories and I'm so glad to know my child isn't the only one who bites and hits. Thanks to Katherine I ordered a book about hitting to compliment the book about biting I already have. Also, Anna has calmed down a bit on her own just as Jessica said she would.
Drop-offs are still a huge mess. Today was epic as Anna decided to throw her snack and snack bowl on the floor - again in front of other kids and another parent. However, as April said, we're all that parent sometimes.
It's times like these when I know that this blog is worth it. I feel so lucky to be a part of this beautiful community of people who reach out and help one another. Much love and thanks to you all.