This is a little series I like to write for my own blog, but I thought this week I would share my parenting ups and downs over here on Disney Baby.
As a parent, each week is a new journey. They are filled with highs and lows and sometimes it’s nice to share them with each other to know we are not alone.
Parenting is hard work! Always remember to find joy in both the ups and the downs of each week.
The Ups: #1
This week, Rowan and I got to spend lots of time reading together. I love how much she loves to look at books. It is such a special time for us to share.
The Ups: #2
I feel like this year Rowan is at an age where Christmas is just so magical for her. I have loved watching her experience it all. She lights up whenever she notices christmas lights or a christmas tree somewhere.
The Ups: #3
The other day out of nowhere, I noticed it was super quiet all the sudden. I realized that Rowan and her Dad had fallen asleep on the couch together. Omigosh! My heart exploded!
The Ups: #4
We didn’t get any snow last year, so this year we have been especially excited to show Rowan the snow. It may not have been a ton but the other morning we got to bring her outside for her first snowball fight. So fun!
The Downs: #1
Potty training! This is a tough one. Just when you think they get it, you end up with a puddle in the middle of the store. Or in our case in the middle of a Christmas tree farm.
The Downs: #2
Sharing is something that Rowan has been struggling with lately. I know it is a normal kid thing to go through but it can be frustrating. Of course, she wants to share nicely when it’s other kids’ toys but when friends come over — watch out!
The Downs: #3
Being extremely pregnant with a 2-year-old is super hard! I am so tired and so uncomfortable, yet I feel so guilty for not being able to play with her the way she wants to. It’s a hard balance to find.
The Downs: #4
They don’t call them terrible twos for nothing. Hah! Although, I will admit this is my favorite age so far. With all their newly found independence there also comes quite an attitude sometimes.
In all my weekly ups and downs, I always try to remember what a joy and blessing it is to be a mom. It’s a job I don’t take lightly and one I am honored to have. Even on the worst days, a sweet smile for my little one can turn it all around!