I am feeling guilty because I yelled at my 16 month old today. People describe me as quiet and have some have even said they can't picture me getting angry. My DS was kicking this shelf as I was changing his nappy just before. He was tired as I was a bit late putting him down for his big nap and it was driving me crazy as I thought he was going to kick the shelf off the wall with his feet (it's above the change table with nappies in it, I should probably just take it off it's in a stupid spot). So I pulled his feet off, he wouldn't stop just kept laughing so I had to take him off the change table mid change and move to bedroom. He hit me repeatedly really hard in the face on the way whilst giggling, so I put him on the floor and screamed 'don't' and then I wrangled a new nappy on then put him in his cot for nap. He's asleep now but I feel terrible like he really didn't deserve that/it didn't help.
I would say my main problem is I get really impatient sometimes. I am usually very gentle and attentive with him and he is a happy boy. Is this normal? Any advice? It's hard to walk away mid nappy change as you have to get it done but this kicking or hitting (me or stuff) and laughing when he does it drives me crazy. He is normally quite content he was just tired. It's not his fault. I suppose I just need to avoid trigger situations better like him being tired/me being tired.
Any advice/perspective welcome.
Edited by wwmac, 10 March 2020 - 12:52 PM.