I felt a bit unsure about having a child for ages as I watched my sister and b-in-law with theirs and saw how much effort went into it. I also had my mothers' thoughts ringing in my ears for years - first one being 'you were a lovely baby and then you grew up' and also 'I sometimes wish I'd never had you two - all you do is argue' insert any words from argue to break my heart, to moan, cry and whinge.
Still the clock ticked, found a nice bloke and eventually we took the plunge, and it has been the most emotional roller-coaster ever! We have good days - she got flowers from daddy on Valentines, look how happy she is:
To days like yesterday - all over a new bed! She finally picked one a single, metal bedstead with crystal finials, fine done very happy. Said we'd go home and order one, canny shoppers us - there's always something either cheaper or with free delivery on the 'net!
But, oh no - we get home and now we've gone back to wanting a mid-sleeper and it's causing tears. We've explained that she can't bounce on that - we moved her bed away from the wall because she said she was cold, and against the wall is where she would have to have this bed. It's not needed in her bedroom - she has a good sized double room so the storage isn't an issue. We have a fold-up so that can be used when she starts having friends over, so again no reason for a bunk-bed (the other choice!).
Is it bad of us to want her to have the bed we want her to have, instead of what (I'm sure) is a fad because her friend has one? It's also more practical - a single will last her years, whereas she'll have to change a mid-sleeper again.
I don't know I'm beginning to feel like a right meanie here, but where do you draw the line between indulging her and spoiling her?
So on top of the crying about not wanting to go to school, the crying because she wants this bed, the crying because we said 'no' and the general everyday crying - I'm about done in!!
Still no doubt she'll cheer up again soon and then we'll get back to normal, eh. I can hear the telly has gone on (thank goodness for Justins House - cheers her up) and I'm hiding in the craft/dining room. I'll come out soon, promise!!
There waffle over, makes me feel better talking to no-one this does.
PS - We also went new kitchen hunting - ooooh I'm in love, soft close drawers, masses of storage, pretty colours. Roll on June/July/August!