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Toddlerhood – It Gets Better!

I wrote this post yesterday after a very long day. Some days just get you to that point, and even I fell asleep early last night exhausted from my day. I juggle a lot of things, every single day but yesterday was exhausting for some reason.

So today I woke up ready to start a new day, determined to make things better. Brooklin had her moments throughout the day, but I stuck to what the discipline was. I took something away and instead of pleasing her I let her be. I got down to her level and asked her to stop. Which actually worked.

I’m taking toddlerhood one day at a time. I may feel like a new mom all over again but I have the ability to change and to learn again.

I did take Brooklin out of the house, we even played outside for a while while the sun was out.

She didn’t throw one fit, she listened to my directions, and I left feeling a little more confidant.

I think we even may attempt the grocery store again!

1 Comment

  1. Melanie on February 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Kristen, I’m so glad you had a better day. Sometimes, I think it is even more overwhelming if the first child was a “model” child. I don’t know you personally, but I have been reading your blog on a daily basis. You obviously love your children and you really want to do what’s best for them. Being able to be honest when you feel a bit overwhelmed is the mark of a really good mom. My second child seemed nearly perfect until she was about to turn 2, then things became a lot more challenging. Although neither of mine threw themselves on the floor, I have a nephew who did. He is very sensitive to any type of change and sometimes you just have to immediately remove him from the situation when he begins to have a “meltdown”. Being consistent is key and it sounds like that’s what you are doing. Your Brooklyn looks like a joy baby. Funny how they can melt your heart one minute and make your head pound another. That’s toddlerhood. Here’s hoping you have a great week.