It's all about how much Alice cries. And screams and cries. I started writing it when she was about 14 months old and just couldn't find the right words to share my frustration without seeming bitter, evil and earning Worst Mother of the Year award.
So it stays in my drafts and maybe when I'm able to massage the words, I'll share it. But it will be a postscript. Because most of the screaming and crying has eased up.
These days, she's very quiet. Because she's usually run off to another part of the house and is up to no good.
What my baby wants (and what keeps my baby from crying), my baby gets.