I am feeling much better since the end of my red days (kind of like Picasso's blue period). Wow, was that a bout of grouchiness and self-pity! However, the one thing I can't shake is the white-knuckle fear I have about having another baby. For the most part, having an almost three-year-old is really easy, comparatively. She dresses herself, bathes herself, feeds herself, uses the restroom independently, sleeps until 7 a.m., etc. It took three very tumultuous years to reach this point, and I am just trying to gear myself up to do it all over again.
Thinking about this at 2 a.m. last night, I realized that selfishness has crept back in.
Now, I was never the mom who felt selfish about time to myself to shower, watch t.v., go to the movies, spend time alone, etc. The two things I am most selfish about are sleep and food. I don't like to give up sleep. It is such a joyous thing. The other is food. I'll be honest, I am resentful that I have to share my drink, my fries, the last bite of my apple slathered in yummy peanut butter. This is the hardest thing for me.
I'm curious, for you other parents or future parents-to-be, what are the things you are still selfish about or think you will be selfish about?
Now, I'm off to gorge myself with whatever food I can find since I have some peace and quiet and no little hands to steal from me. After that, I might take a nap.