Hey mama, is your baby slipping through your hand and growing up way too fast? Faster than how you thought it should have been? And do you want to freeze every moment, every single memory but does it become difficult to take a picture because the tiny feet is more anxious about exploring? Well, ta-da… this is how your baby tests your patience!
I get two seconds to take a picture with Inaaya, if she is in the mood! Else, hard luck.
Babies and toddlers test our patience every single day and it’s easy to stress, right? But also these ‘mini-eyes’ are observing us all the time. So, it’s only up to us to choose to be an ideogram of calm, stress-free and positivity. Because, c’mon…. who wants to raise a fussy-unhappy kid!
For instance, when Inaaya is unceasingly wild, I remind myself that I am lucky to have a happy healthy baby who is anxious about the world and wants to explore.
And when she is up at odd hours at night and wakes me up. Although I am tired, I tell myself that I am lucky to be the one to nurse and pacify her.
Even on days when she is fussy, clingy or cranky, I remind myself I am lucky to have a baby whose development is copacetic and who is just experiencing the frustration of teething and development growth.
As parents, it is in our hands to decide how we want to conduct ourselves and how we can see the bright side of every situation, gain patience and keep calm.
What’s your way to keep your sanity on those days ?