Hi guys. Happy Halloween! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my poll about my daughter Molly today. She had a really really rough morning. Talking back, hitting, demanding things, screaming – for long periods of time, etc… It was honestly probably one of her worst days ever. That might be shocking if you only know the fun Molly you see on social media! Rarely do I (or any parents) post the bad stuff. When your kid is acting up, the last thing you think to do is grab your phone! And even if you did, it’s not really something you want the world to see! And I get it. She’s two! I know she will have these days and I can handle that. I just don’t know what to do about it on big days like today – meaning it being Halloween.
Molly has been going through a phase of “needing” everything. We try to teach her the difference between “want” and “need” but she doesn’t get it just yet. “I need to watch Moana!” She’ll repeat it over and over and start crying until it turns into either a full blown meltdown, or until we give in and put the movie on. Can other parents relate? How do you handle that?
My other question, the one you may have seen on my Instagram, should we let her trick or treat tonight? Before you answer, I need to stress just how bad she was this morning. It got the point, after several hours, where I told her she was staying home. “No trick or treating for you!” I said. I really don’t want to reward bad behavior, but at the same time, we’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time! This would be her first year trick or treating and Kevin & I have really been excited about taking her. What would you do in my situation? As much as we’d love to take her, she needs to experience consequences to her actions right? I’m truly at a loss here.
I know I’m opening this up to a wide variety of responses, and probably some critiques, and I’m good with that right now. I want my blog to be a forum for moms (and dads) to speak openly and respectfully. So please… sound off! I try to blog about things I can give advice on but today I need all of YOUR advice! Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great Halloween!
And because I am always trying to see the light on the harder days, I’m grateful that this guy is super smiley today! This pic below is one of my faves 🙂
And I’ll link mine, Riley’s and Molly’s outfit details below the photos. I know we’re not exactly super stylish in them (this is more of my everyday look these days). Well, I should say that I’m not. Riley and Molly totally are! Plus my joggers are only $39 and just super comfy. I think they would make a great gift for someone with the holidays coming up. I always give pajamas as gifts during holidays. And I mean, how CUTE are Molly’s and Riley’s matching overalls?!?! Even though she had a challenging day I still love her to pieces (duh) and can appreciate how dang cute she is.
And for those who asked in my Instagram stories about the faux eucalyptus on my fireplace mantle, I’ll link that here as well since I bought it online. It just adds a little something extra to the top of the fireplace during the fall.