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.


9 comments:

Amy said...

This is so true! A great reminder. Love this picture of your adorable daughter. :-) Have a great weekend.

Carlie said...

I'll have to remember that whenever we have babies. The article was really interesting. I never really thought about "lasts" like that.

Shannon said...

Thanks for sharing. I think I need that reminder at least once a week. :)

Candice Moretti said...

Thank you. We have had a few days like this this week. TGIF and have a wonderful weekend! Photo is beautiful!

Cropped Stories said...

Oh, I'm sorry. It sounds like your patience has been tested (I hate that)! I usually have a lot of patience, but every so often I just want to snap! I don't let myself, but that's how I feel! When it's like this, I just try to focus on the better times ;o)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That picture is gorgeous! And you just scared me about sleep issues not ending!! I just finished month 1...I got a long way to go!

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

What a good reminder

kriznizzel said...

Hang in there hun! we all have bad days. Harpers sleep has got much worse since he stopped having a day sleep. I love the photo and thanks for the great link ;)

Miranda said...

i am a bit behind on reading blogs but I am so thankful I read this one tonight. The past few nights my son WILL NOT sleep in his bed. He screams and screams. Tonight I got really annoyed and then I read this post and then the article. Of course it made me cry and feel horrible, but it also made me remember to take it slow. And try to savor those moments when he wants his 'mama'.

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