There is at least one moment a day that my heart would beat faster, I get tensed up and feel like screaming to the top of my lungs out of pure frustration! That is how it’s like sometimes, staying at home with a 22 month old and a 3 month old.
That time of the day I hate the most: Oliver’s morning and afternoon nap time!
Oliver has to be helped to sleep and Edward would come to the bedroom chatting away. Sometimes demanding me to do this and that. Sometimes screaming or whining. WHILE I AM TRYING TO MAKE OLIVER GO TO SLEEP! And the frustrating part doesn’t end there. I cannot talk sense to him. He doesn’t get it! He’s only a 22 month old toddler. Why would he know that Oliver needs some silence in order to fall asleep? and what adds to that frustration is that I would want Oliver to sleep because 1) he’s very sleepy, 2) i want to spend one-on-one time with Edward! and the thing is my toddler doesn’t get it! it’s understandable that he is jealous when i am trying to make Oliver sleep, but he doesn’t understand that once Oliver is asleep, mummy will actually have the time for him alone. Haiz!!!
Another time of the day when I can tear my head off is during Edward’s lunch time.
Sometimes he just WOULD NOT chew his food! it’s not that he isn’t capable of doing it. He is. But he chooses not to chew. It’s very frustrating. I should learn to let him starve. I should stop expecting him to eat the moment he sticks out his tongue with the food on it. Why care so much right? Let him skip one meal, what’s the big deal. He can have his snack after he wakes up from his afternoon nap right? I guess so. I need to learn to be more easy-going. Especially so when I’m dealing with a toddler.
So bottom line? 19 months probably isn’t the best gap between siblings. One thing i know is that it would have been easier if i could talk sense out of my toddler! but well, there are other things to consider when you consider the siblings’ gap, but i’m here to tell you that this is one reason that i think 19 months might be just too narrow a gap.