Friday, September 28, 2012
- a well needed reminder -
The little one in our house has been challenging lately, to say the least. Between her lack of sleep (yes, we are still dealing with sleep issues), and her turning 3 very soon (I've heard age 3 is worse than 2!) she has been full of crankiness, punchiness, and straight out attitude. Last night was a rough one. The lack of naps in almost a week coupled with her constant night time wakings was getting the better of her, and she was just a pill last night. I was trying so hard to be patient, but I don't think I was very successful.
After I finally got her into bed, and listened to her cry and whine very loudly for almost 20 minutes, she finally settled down and fell asleep. Needing some mindless browsing, I logged onto FB, and saw a post from Shawna sharing this link. It was EXACTLY what I needed to read at that moment.
I'm not always going to be the perfect mom who doesn't lose her patience when dealing with a sassy toddler...but I CAN remind myself how fast she is growing up, and while I don't have to necessarily enjoy the rough moments of parenting, I can at least savor every day with my little girl, taking the bad with the good, knowing that someday I will look back on this time and wish I had it back.