It has now been 1 month since our holiday, and it has been.....well, shockingly bad around here to tell the truth. I have not posted for a while, and so felt to say a quick something about life for us at the moment.
Forest has not been going to sleep, and I have been spending hours each day working to get him to sleep, and also trying to bring some rhythm back to our days. Once he is asleep, he then doesn't sleep well. I think the holiday really unsettled him. Add to this a 'frustration' phase that he has been going through -getting grumpy with everything - well, my nerves are shot. I am totally exhausted. This has been a hugely challenging time for me as a single mother. Forest's father has been away, and all of my family are in England so I have no back up when I am totally worn out. It is so hard to parent in any kind of conscious way when you are this tired.
Anyway, I think things are back on the up again. Forest has slept well for the past two nights and I feel like a human being again after a little more sleep. He is also moving out of his frustration and into a more joyful space.
I hope my next post will not be such a complaining one, but that is just how it is for us right now.