Guess who’s back with a brand new rap…
or a brand new installment to the #Enough series, yes its me!
Joined by the lovely Eve from Little Miss and Mummy.
This week Eve is talking about a massive life change her and the family are facing and the challenges it has brought with it. She is dealing with it like a true hero! Take it away my love…
During the last 12 months he has gone through the selection process and joined back up, but this time as a Royal Air Force Reservist. I am so proud of him, he’s amazing. He gets to do a job he loves on his terms, which allows us all to still spend quality time together as a family.
That’s what we though were going to happen…
An opportunity arose for my husband to deploy with the RAF for six months. Not a problem, been there, done that, got the t shirt.
However; we have never spent time apart as a family. Little did I realise the impact it would have on Little Miss. Our daughter is three years old, I honestly didn’t think that she would really notice Daddy
being away so much. After all I do the majority of the child care and that’s how I like it (trying to over compensate for working full time!).
Now there’s no major differences in my daughter, but a lot of little behaviour changes that have been brought on by the separation. Blowing raspberries at me when she has had a telling off, not doing as asked, acting like a little diva when she doesn’t get her own way, not going to bed when told, constantly wanting to sleep in my bed and yesterday she kicked me! This is the tip of the iceberg, the list is
Yes I know this is all normal behaviour in a toddler and maybe it is, but it just seems so out of character for my little girl.
So how am I dealing with all this? We talk. I try to explain in terms that she will understand why Daddy is away working. I try to correct unwarranted behaviour, I’m trying to be calm when disciplining her (easier said than done) and explain why it is unacceptable.
if she has misbehaved. I’m seeing little improvements in her behaviour and explaining really seems to work as apposed to telling her no, we try to look at the event and consequences surrounding it. We have also been reading some wonderful books which cover the subjects of sharing and how to deal with feelings of anger, all of which have had a positive impact.
Hopefully I’ll not do what I always do and worry too much about the whole thing and end up getting my knickers is a twist. Only time will tell.