We officially have a toddling toddler around here.
|Having the Time of Her Life.|
Some Mom’s Say NO to certain things.
Some Mom’s Say YES to certain things.
Different strokes for different folks as that old saying goes.
(Is that how it goes?)
AND every parent has a different view on child-rearing.
Speaking of weird sayings, who invented the word “child-rearing” anyways?
So, when raising Samantha, I have come to the bridge of my journey of motherhood to this beautiful place called,
Ayyya, So nice, and friendly, I just want to stay all day.
Disciple is an awesome concept in theory.
Like something to look at in a book, smile and think, my child will be
SO, well behaved.
Its something I think parents need to instill in their children’s lives.
The execution can be challenging, and as a first time mama to a toddler I can say I am learning the challenges of saying YES & saying NO.
Gone are the days of strolling the mall, having lunch at Nordie’s cafe, and shopping all afternoon while my child peacefully stared around as I pushed her in her stroller.
Gone, Gone, Gone.
We have entered toodlerhood.
AND its a whole new ball game folks.
I have to say yes & no. I have to teach Samantha boundaries and right from wrong.
I am experiencing her own little personality come to light when I say yes and no.
Like for example, she always wants mini-marshmellows at my parents house. She would eat the whole darn container if she could. And there is that part of me because she loves them so much that wants to say SURE, go for it!
But, I can’t and I don’t.
And she doesn’t like it.
Drats, who said this mama hood thing would be easy anyways?
Or, how about last week melting down in the middle of Nordies, squirming and screaming and fighting me because I wouldn’t let her ride the elevator SOLO.
(How old does she think she is, anyways?!)
Ugh, that was fun.
I usually say no, to things like, hmm…
Splashing in puddles of rain water at Starbucks in one’s PJ’s & flip flops.
For obvious reasons.
So, why did I say yes to this recently?
Not quite sure, all I know, is I didn’t have the fight to, well fight.
I know, I know, consistency is key in the world of a toddler-so totally mommy-fail on this one.
She had a ball.
My girlfriend and I got to chat, enjoy or iced bevs, take some pictures and enjoy the simple pleasure of saying YES to a toddler to something you should probably have said,
A Very Big NO too.
|Is Mama Really Letting Me Do This?|
|Omg, Yes, She Is.|
|Stroller Ride Home.|
It was quite a wet morning.
Samantha had a ball.
She was definitely the bell-of-the-ball.
The water ball that is 🙂
(I was the only mother allowing her child to dance in the puddle).
Good thing mama packed a pink fur coat and emergency diaper for the stroll home.
I don’t think I have ever heard Samantha quieter in her stroller than I did on her way home.
She knew she got her way.
And she knew mama loved watching her the whole time too.