Thanks for the support everyone.
I can sum this up for you without a bunch of detail. After a 3 hour long discussion with my very sweet, loving husband, this is what we figured out:
I’m dealing with a whiny, demanding, hissy fit throwing, messy, cranky, short and smelly dictator for pretty much the whole time I am awake. Sometimes when I’m asleep. The rules and regulations change every day. What worked yesterday does not work today. She can’t tell me the rules, I’m supposed to just know them. Do I ever get an un-requested thank you? There was that one time she got a bite of pie. Hmm.. yeah that’s it. It’s like having a really asinine boss that you have to deal with because you need the money, and knowing that if you don’t take care of him, no one else will, either, and the company will fold… except there’s no money involved.
In short, my main companion is a fickle 2 year old who won’t play nice and it’s breaking my heart into a million pieces. I have to figure out how to deal with her, without it killing me 24-7. I know one day she’ll grow up, and I should cherish the time, and all of that. I do, I really do. The day to day of a SAHM with an absent dad (totally work related and not begrudged, mind you)…is really hard.
I totally feel for the single moms…