My husband turns mean and defensive when people say things to him like, "Oh can I hold baby? Is it okay with her mother?" or "Can you ask your wife if I can give her a cookie?"
"I'm her father! Why can't you ask me?" he'll demand, face beat red and nostrils flaring. He can't understand why he's never looked at as the one in charge or responsible for making decisions on our daughter's behalf. I always try to remind him that this new gender role reversal is a culture…
Added by Nicole Wolfrath on January 30, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments
Last week I got to play "stay at home parent" while my husband went into the office for two days. Day One I was on the mark. I got up early, got dressed before my daughter woke up, made us both breakfast, and watched Sesame Street. We then took a trip to the store for a suprise dinner for Daddy. It was the most pleasant trip I've ever had with her. She babbled the entire time while I sped up and down the aisles of Stop n Shop. There was one point of crankyness quickly stifled by…Continue
Added by Nicole Wolfrath on January 21, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments
According to Merriam-Webster, a tantrum is defined as "a fit of bad temper." The origin of the word is unknown, yet it's first known use was in the year 1714. I'm putting money on a red faced woman, wearing a tight corset, her lovely petticoat tarnished with tiny jelly handprints, being the first person to shout, "Stop it with this....this....tantrum!" along a crowded cobblestone street.
Tantrum has become a primary word in my household as my daughter turns 17 months. She has…
Added by Nicole Wolfrath on January 13, 2012 at 4:38pm — No Comments
When people used to tell me, "Get the sleep you can now because you'll never sleep again," I laughed. I now know the kind of fatigue I battle on a daily basis is nothing like the days after late nights at work or cramming for tests in college. I'd also hear about "mom brain" and how formerly brilliant women have been rendered useless by the theory that pregnancy feeds off brain cells. I thought that was a myth too until I found myself…Continue
Added by Nicole Wolfrath on December 28, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments