Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lucky Girl

Some days I realize just how blessed I am to have a husband who takes such good care of me. Some days I appreciate the ways he helps me make the best decisions and guides me to do what's best for me. But some days, I just want what I want and I don't want to answer to anybody. My inner brat kicks in and I throw a fit, or I feel a shift in me where I am taking control back, even if just emotionally.  But, one thing I've been working really hard on is communicating my feelings to my husband, in the moment as they're happening. In the past, I've distanced myself or just pretended I was fine, and only later admitted what was troubling me. But I've found there's far less drama and crying for me when I simply deal with things as they come up. If only I could stop my inner brat in her tracks more often......I always want to blame it on my Husband and say "If you were stricter with me maybe I'd be less bratty" but then when he is more strict I complain too. There is just no pleasing me I guess. But we have talked about doing maintenance more often in the future, and I think that will help. Life is just very busy, and our kids are always around, and at ages where them hearing anything has to be out of the question. But we do have a quiet implement, even though I hate it. I guess I really miss the days where he and I used to be at home together while the kids were at school. Now he doesn't work from home anymore and I also work full time, so there is very rarely a moment when we are alone together except in the car.  Luckily he is very good at helping me stay where I need to be verbally, but every once in a while, I think I need a "master reset", you know? On a happy note, we are making progress with our Christmas shopping and having a great time with our kiddos :)
Christmas is coming and I can't wait!


  1. Christmas will be here before you know it. I'm done with the shopping, now comes the wrapping and Christmas Cards.

  2. Hi River, :)

    It is nice to see you back around!

    I can only imagine how tough it is to carry on with ttwd, in the midst of children, with working, all of it! You know, it sounds like you are doing the best that you can. Perhaps it would help you to reexamine your goals together? What are you trying to do? That way, you won't feel like you have to "brat", and instead feel heard. The other thing that comes to mind is to tell your hubby how you feel. If you feel like a reset would help, then try to ask, straight out for a spanking. You can figure out a good time, or make arrangements for the kids to be elsewhere?

    Great on the Christmas organization. I sure do need to get busy! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie