Last week Chris and I both had a particularly draining work week where we were both clocking serious time, both in the office and at home at night. Because of our schedule we were taking the minions to daycare earlier than usual. This also meant it was dark outside during daycare pick-up and drop off. One morning, when Molly asked Chris why it was so dark outside, he told her about The Dark Days of January, and talked about how cold it is, how there isn't a lot of sunlight and how sometimes this makes people feel sad sometimes.
Molly chillin out at 3 months.
For the past few weeks, in the evening, we have been subject to terrible moods from Miss Molly. There has been a lot of sulking in the evenings when she doesn't get her way, which sucks when we only get a few hours with her on weeknights. We figured it was just a phase and crossed our fingers that it would pass quickly. Then I read something in Cure for Boredom, a blog I follow, about the author reviewing old blog entries and discovering that January and February are particular months where pep talks are required to help her trudge through these dark days of winter.
This got me wondering about possible trends in Molly's moods, so I went back and looked at previous January's to see if there were any patterns. If last year is any indication, it would seem that Miss Molly does not like January. In 2014 the month brought us her bout of "The Go Aways", my fears that Molly was possessed by Batman's nemesis and her declaration of war on pants - and this was just what I was compelled to write about.
Even though the pouting and sulking isn't my favourite...knowing that Molly is quite possibly suffering from a case of "The January's" (kinda like the Mondays, but a whole month of them all at once) has made it a little easier to be abit more patient and understanding, most of the time.
Daycare hosted a Pajama Day on Friday, where all of the kids could wear their favourite PJs and Molly and Jack wore their matching teddy bear housecoats. This seemed to lighten her mood and bought us some higher spirits for the weekend. Only one more week until January is over. Molly says, "good riddance!".
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