I am posting over at Life on a hill today. I wrote this post for my old personal blog in October 2010, when I was about 7 months pregnant with my youngest child (hence the pelvic pain I mentioned). Though the specifics of our family situation are quite different now (I'm not pregnant, kids are older, we live closer to my husband's workplace, no family wedding this year, Matt is now a year into the "new" job....), I am still prone to self-reliant parenting. I need to read and learn this lesson again, and again.
Sometimes the most gentle rebuke can strike the hardest.
My husband Matt is dealing with a super-human workload at the moment. You know those times when “just one more little thing” is enough to tip you over the threshold. He is three weeks into a new job and is adjusting to all the changes of a new school, a longer commute, managing a team of people, picking up the pieces that have been left after this position has been vacant since January. Matt is also still tying up some loose ends at his old school (writing reports etc). Our family was tied up with plans for my sister-in-law's wedding until last weekend. (Matt was MC at the reception as well as making a speech and helping me get things organised with our children - flower girl and page boy - for the day). He is trying to fit in some training for the Sydney-Wollongong bike ride coming up on November 7th etc, etc.
In addition to all this, our whole family has been pretty tired since last weekend, and our 15-month-old, in particular has been quite grumpy... (Read more at Life on a Hill)