First of all, let me just say that this little face….
brings me more joy than I ever thought humanly possible. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being her momma and spending my days with her. She never fails to turn a bad day around for me with a simple “Hi!” or a kiss or a hug for no apparent reason. I also love that the trash truck makes her giggle beyond measure and that, too reminds me to stop and smell the roses.
However, as a first time mom, I am thinking the phase we are in right now – approximately 19 months – is one of the most frustrating times I have seen with her and it was not something I was expecting! Here is why: She is still a baby in so many ways, but she is a toddler in so many ways. She understands how to do the right thing and how to do the wrong thing, but she doesn’t always understand the logic behind the discipline. It’s impossible to reason with a 19 month old, especially when her safety is at risk. When I tell her it is not ok to stand on the coffee table, she thinks I am so mean – but I want her to understand that I am just trying to protect her from falling. I realize that the day will come when she understands this, and STILL thinks I am so mean…but at least in my heart I will know that she understands. Anyway, she is trying us more and more but we are sticking to our toddler curriculum, and constantly aiming to “begin as we mean to go,” however, some days it is just a little more trying than other days. It sure is a good thing she is so darn cute, isn’t it?
So tell me, all of you experienced moms out there in blogland:
whether your baby is 15 days old or 15 years old, what phase or stage are you facing right now? I know I can’t be alone! Let’s encourage one another! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here so others can see too!
Loads of love,
Addie’s BLESSED Momma