I have noticed with Caterpillar that he is trying to do more lately.  He has been repeating more words back, and doing a better job of feeding himself.

With these new things comes a lot of frustration for him.  He is hitting more, and he lets out a very low scream when things aren’t going his way.  This is hard on Monkey.  She wants to play with him, and knows we like it when she does, but doesn’t understand why he’s always hitting her in the face, pulling her hair and yelling at her.

As a result, she comes crying or whining to me, which makes me want to scream ‘can’t you figure it out, long enough for me to pee!?’

It’s pretty isolating.  I mean, how can I take him into a public setting when this is his form of communication right now?   Daddy has been busy with work and to be honest it’s an easy way out for him and if I were him, I’m not sure I wouldn’t jump into that escape too.

Monkey has been so good.  She’s really turning out to be such a good and loving little girl, but I can also tell she’s tired and frustrated.  He keeps us all up all night by screaming every 2 – 4 hours, and he doesn’t nap much during the day.  So, she has less and less alone time with me.  I have been trying to make the most of our time, but he’s so demanding it’s tough.

But, I am faithful that God has us in this place for a reason.  If there’s anything I’ve learned as an adult, it’s that He can get us through anything and that it’s all part of a bigger plan.  Right now, I am just repeating Romans 12:12 over and over. 

Be joyful in hope, patient in afliction, faithful in prayer.

Gotta run, Caterpillar just hit his sister with the phone …