“This too shall pass”. It has been a week in our household. Our 2 year old has been having issues going to sleep before 10pm, when she takes a nap during the day. We typically would put our kids to bed around 8:30 and she would not fall asleep till 10. So, I decided that I was going to not give her naps anymore during the day. We started this on Monday and it is Friday now. What a week…
I have found myself more exhausted then normal with having three kids at home. That hour or more break that I got while she was taking her nap really refreshed me. I didn’t realize exactly how nice it was. What is that saying… “You didn’t know what you had, till it’s gone!” I didn’t know what I had.
On top of that our 4 year old has really been telling me that I embarrass her. She doesn’t want me to ask/tell her to do stuff in front of other kids. Yep, I am embarrassing her by telling her to put a coat on or walk nicely beside me. Remember she is 4, so she is also telling me to stop doing it. I don’t think I want to know how many times I will embarrass her when she is a teenager, because I am not going to stop asking/telling you to do things.
Like I said, “What a week…” I know that we all have these weeks. When I called my mother to tell her what was going on she just said “This too shall pass” and then laughed. I can only imagine that I was like my children when I was young and it did pass.
I know that I will miss these times when they are older. I need to remind myself they are only in this stage of life for a short time. I need to cherish the moments. I am going to tell you though, it is tough to cherish this time when you have a 3 month old crying, your 2 year old whining at you, and your 4 year old telling you to stop telling her what to do. I will keep trying though and keep on loving and embarrassing them everyday.
“Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” – Unknown