That’s what my partner said to me two days ago!
I will put what I posted on social media that morning…
‘Apparently, I have the patience of a two year old!!!!!
SCENARIO: Daughter (2year old) wakes up at 4am and doesn’t want to sleep…. at all… I try everything I can think of…. finally get up at 6:30 giving up…. come out to kitchen…. no coffee! Feed the baby, watch cartoons for half hour or so then dress her and I and go out to get coffee… got home just to here “where did u go? Why? U don’t need coffee that badly?” All this from the comfort of his bed… then when I say yes I need it cause I been up since 4am he says I have the patience of a 2 year old!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not a great start to the day….‘
Now, this is a an issue that is becoming a common occurrence. Not so much the waking up early, but the father and partner saying that I have no patience and giving me parenting advice…… He does it a lot more often then I care to count. It’s not a once off which makes it all the more annoying. It’s frustrating because I bed share with our daughter and my partner sleeps in his own room but fricking hell! At least get up if you can hear something going on!
Now, when he says I have the patience of a 2 year old he is referring the fact that I have gotten angry and told my daughter off quite a number of times. I do try not to. I am really trying to work on my temper and sometimes my daughter is unfortunately pushing the buttons on an already temperamental mother (those days are normally because my partner has argued with me or whinged at me over something….) and so I’m already angry and it just gets worse.
I have tried talking to my partner about this and I just get that I shouldn’t take things too personally and that I should try and work on my anger and that I’m just sulking! WTF! Seriously!
I’m trying to get in touch with a relationship counselor to try and sort out these sorts of issues but what do you guys think? Let me know…..