Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mommy aka the heavy

It drives me nuts that I have to ostensibly be the bad guy. DH doesn't realize his words reach our toddler. "It's not even 7! Why are you cutting our fun time?"
"I really don't like you saying these things even in jest in front of TG. It's not 7 but you didn't give her a nap today so she's overtired and overtired..." "I don't want to hear it."
I don't know how many times I have to tell him that an overtired child equals a brutal night for me. If he wants me to spend more time with him, he's got to help me. If not, then he can't expect our child to sleep through the night soundly being overtired.
I don't understand why he doesn't understand this.
I also hate the "Do you want mommy to do it?" That's such a loaded question. I don't like clipping her nails. I don't like taking her temperature. I don't like brushing her teeth. I do do them though because they need to be done. That's part of being a parent.
I know I'm just being a grumble bunny. He does do a lot but I really hate being characterized as the parent who cuts fun time.