Shouting at Winter
My one-year old daughter just wanted to sit on my lap, to talk to me, and to play with me for a little while before she went to bed. It was around 9:00. It's Tuesday, which means I have been doing nothing but school for 13 hours. I just wanted her to go to sleep, so that I could do my 3+ hours of homework for early tomorrow morning and still get some sleep myself.
I yelled at her. I feel like a bad father.
You should only shout at a one year old if they are doing something dangerous. One year olds never do anything because they're naughty. They don't yet understand that whole good/bad thing. Winter just wanted her daddy to hold her, but I was too busy, and I made her cry.
I wanted to be the guy who protects her from guys that make her cry. Guess I screwed that up, at least for tonight.