Cherelle - posted on 05/23/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
Ok, so this is my first child, thus first experience with raising my toddler(2yrs old). She is very, very active and strong willed which is completely opposite of me. I love my daughter to death, but sometimes I feel very overwhelmed. I don't really know what all to do with her while we sit here all day at home. I want to be a great mom, but I was totally not ready for a kid that would be so much unlike me. I don't really have much experience other than while i was younger. I know I am still young, but I have never been a very energetic person apart from childhood. I have also always been a quiet person not liking lots of loud noises. I am very grateful for the gift that God has given me through her, so please don't take me as ungrateful. I realIy consider it an honor that God allowed me to have this wonderful kid, who is extremely intelligent and bright! am just concerned that I may not be giving her all she needs to become a great adult. Im not sure what all is important to do at this stage with her. Reading things online is one thing apart from reality! Some days are very good but i would like for every day to be better, but at some point I just zone out and need alone down time to recoup. I have been this way my whole life, it is so hard to function with this little person who looks and walks like, running everywhere she goes, yelling at the top of her lungs for no reason (never angry, just extremely joyful for some reason), and touching everything she isn't supposed to, and refusing to use the potty. I was a very introverted person before her. I don't like to talk all day, especially to repeat myself over and over and over and over..... PLEASE SOME ONE HELP ME!