Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's Official

I got my official offer today. I had been expecting it for awhile. I start October 24. Wow, just a little over two weeks away and everything changes.

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Will continues to be three.

I know people warned me, but can I be honest here?

Three? It sucks. The tantrums are beyond anything I ever imagined.

There are moments when he is still my sweet Little Man. And there are moments when I don't even recognize myself as I parent him.

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Emma took her first step (notice the singular) on August 21 and.. . nothing since.

One September 21, while I was on the phone wishing my dad a happy birthday, she walked across the living room. And she hasn't looked back. Today, I would call her a full-fledged walker.

She is in my favorite age. The Sweet Spot, I guess you could say. She has some personality, some attitude, some independence. But she still wants to please.

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My life is in contrasts and changes lately. And I don't deal well with either. But I am managing, just like my little ones.

One haphazard step at a time.

8 comments:

It Is What It Is said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is SUCH good news. I know it will be a bittersweet adjustment for everyone but am glad you have a job to go to.

Yes, 3 sucked, BIG TIME. I called it the Jekyll & Hyde era. The good news? Four ROCKS!

Awww...go Emma. Yay for mobility and I'm glad she did so while you were home to witness it.

HereWeGoAJen said...

I've heard this about three. So I bought a book and I am bracing myself. Love the internet and all the early warnings. At least I will be prepared.

Congratulations on the offer! And on the walker!

Adriane said...

Congrats on the offer!!!! And the first step! Lots of big things happening for you right now. Must be very overwhelming.

BTW, I agree. 3 is really hard. I hear that 4 is the golden age. I am trying not to wish these next 10 months away, but I'll be happy to get my sweet girls back. :-)

Amy said...

yo! congrats again! If you got my text I hope you know how bad I felt after we got off the phone...josh let me know I sounded biOchy! Excited for you!

Sunny said...

If it makes you feel any better, we are in the Dreaded Grips of Age Three ourselves. When he's an angel, he's absolutely amazing. But other times... I shudder to even think of them. He screams and cries and won't tell us what's wrong! And what you said about not recognizing yourself as you parent him -- YES YES YES. I am really trying to find my inner :om: and step up to this challenge, but good lord, it is tough. Here's hoping both our little guys work through it soon.

Laura said...

Yay!! Congratulations on your job. Whoohoo! And congrats on your walker too :). And I don't want to think about the 3's. Because I'm barely managing the 2's. Oh boy.

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Walking - YAY!!!

Threes - BOOOOOOO!!!

Hardest thing so far!

peesticksandstones said...

That is awesome about that offer! You go, girl. It gives me a lots of hope to see another mom making it happen after some time away. My instinct is you will kick ass in your work in whole new ways and be better than ever now. Or so I tell myself... hahahah.

I am scared of 3, though I have been surprised by how much I am enjoying the 2s. I actually thought age 12months-18 months was the toughest for us so far, oddly. Anyway, congrats to you all for your achievements... and for getting through every day!