Teething Toddler = Overwhelmed Mommy
My 1 year old is teething! I’ve been told it’s a very painful process (I don’t remember it myself, but believe it to be true). As of late, my 1 year old has been very difficult! I’m trying to remain calm and amazingly the sound of the clicking on the keyboard is calming myself as well as my 1 year old down. He has been crying (LOUDLY) for the past 10 minutes and I can’t do anything to console him. I’ve given him teething tablets, changed his diaper, fed him, and tried to hold him, but nothing will calm him down.
Being a mom, I feel like it is my job to know how to love each of my children and how to make everything better – at all times. When they cry, I expect to know how to comfort them and help them to stop. When they are hungry, I feed them. When they need to be clean, I bathe them. When they need attention, I hug and kiss and tickle them. But when they are crying and I can’t console them or make things better, I just want to put my head in my lap and cry – a long cry!
Just by typing this, I already feel more calm. He is still crying and I will try yet again to console him and bring my happy little boy back!