Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 231 - Monday 18th August

"The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack." - Aurelius Marcus

Certainly trying to bring up Zoë feels like a wrestling match. You never know what she is going to do next or what she is going to throw a tantrum over. Sometimes it feels like I am fighting a losing battle and I am at my wits end, wondering if things will ever get better and whether I am fit to be a mother. But then other times, she can be a real joy to be around and can be really well behaved and then I wonder why I get so stressed.
I guess this is all part of motherhood and Zoë is trying to find her place in the world and seeing what she can get away with. All the teachers at nursery love her and think she is an angel! So I know she hasn’t got any behavioural problems otherwise they would have been raised as concerns by nursery.
So we will continue on until we both learn to dance – together!


Shirley said...

She always looks an angel to me Claire but remember those days well with my 2 girls.
Lovely photo,

knitkath said...

Only takes about 20 years to learn to dance together! Lovely picture!

Mary B said...

Lovely journaling and another super photo of Zoe