So yesterday went about a million times better than the previous two days. Both Wednesday and Thursday nights by the time I put Donovan down to bed, I was near tears from exhaustion and frustration from dealing with his blow-ups. To give you an idea, Thursday morning he had at least 3 full-on fits just in the first hour since waking up (I later had a good laugh when I read the tantrums section of What To Expect: The Toddler Years when they classified "frequent" tantrums as 2 or more in a whole day). As it turns out, "irritability" is listed as a symptom of roseloa and Holy Hannah they were SO NOT KIDDING. We still had some crabbies to deal with yesterday, but nothing compared to the previous days. I was actually able to enjoy being with my child as opposed to wishing I could take him in for an exchange at the Baby Store.
Zach's at the park now with little D. He's gonna be in charge of the kiddo for a lot of today while I focus on other stuff-- this morning I'm gonna go spend some ME time outside the house, then in the afternoon I want to work on some new ideas for my etsy shop and also get some chores done around the house (we're practically drowning in dirty laundry over here). I'm excited about the shop-- I was hit by a wave of creativity and new motivation the other night, and I have this list of ideas some of which I've already implemented in the bits of free time I got yesterday (like new card sets and a new print that I adore). So yeah, hopefully even more new stuff to come soon, and hopefully y'all will love it as much as I do. =)