Toddler fires are very easily stoked and it seems that a little validation and patience (on our part) is all they really need to put those fires out. The toddler season can be intense but it is short. Luckily every frustration brings with it an equally wonderful moment. Today, Ayden seemed to have a short fuse but after nap he held my face in his hands and leaned in forehead to forehead with me. In that moment he refilled my patience tank and we made it through the rest of the day.
I'm also so glad to have a partner in all this. When David is home with me on days like today we take turns and give each other breaks if we can sense that patience is running low. Thanks to the support of one another, we are able to be the parents we set out to be, even on the hard days, and that feels good.
Flashback!Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "The Secret Life Of Bees"
And two years ago today: "Tummy Time"
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