The Ups and Downs of Parenting {two}

The thing about toddlers is in one day they can manage to make you laugh, cry and ram your head into the wall. Sure, that may be a slight exaggeration, but you get when I am saying.

For the past while, Connor has been having a really hard time getting to sleep. We are talking, up until 2am, wanting to hang out with us and drive us insane type of hard time. But it seems we have turned a corner. Now he stays in his room. So much better. And is starting to be asleep by 10pm. While in his room, he usually just reads. And when he reads, he reads the stories out loud. And it is freaking cute..."Are you my muder? No, I is not your muder." Seriously. Too freaking cute.

Then there is Connor begging to take a bath with my parents dog. When we they concede, he happily sits there washing the dog. And when it is over, he is just as much sad as she is happy that the bath is over. Again, too freaking cute.

It's all the little things I have to remind myself of when Connor has stepped on Isla's hand for the fiftieth time that day or gone crazy and had a meltdown in the middle of a store or dropped my iPad because he wanted to hide the fact that he was touching it when he wasn't supposed to, get the picture.

Being a parent of a toddler is hard. And I want to be the best parent I can be. I want to have patience and grace at all times. That's hard. It's hard to keep my cool in the middle of chaos. But I want my kids to look back and remember the good moments with me. Not the moments mom lost her cool over something as little as milk all over the wall.


  1. I feel very much the same way! I really try my best to keep my cool when my almost 3 y.o steps on my almost 1 y. o.'s hand AGAIN!
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  2. Oh man, I feel ya! I remember when my sisters were littler. They were both the cutest things ever and drove me NUTS instantaneously. And I wasn't even their mom.
    I think just the fact that you're aware of your tendencies and what drives you crazy and want to present a good face to Connor makes you a fantastic mother.
    He's so cute washing the dog!!!


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