I know that temper-tantrums are a normal developmental milestone. She has her own thoughts and opinions, and gets frustrated when things don’t go her way. And no matter what we do, I think that a few here and there are normal, but it doesn’t change how heart-breaking it is for me when she’s sad. I wish she could just understand that I know what she wants and why I won’t let her have it…but I know we have another 20 years at least before that happens!
Luckily, “normal” toddler crying episodes are few and far between at our house. Nora is an incredibly happy kid, just as she was the perfect baby. (A lot of which I credit to the fact that she’s still nursing.) But for some reason, the universe didn’t align well this weekend and she had two sort of bad days. She was super fussy most of Saturday (either crying or nursing) and was great Sunday, but woke up at 2 and we couldn’t get her back to bed until 4:30 am Monday morning! I’ll blame it on the two more teeth erupting through her gums this week.
Needless to say, I didn’t exactly start the week off with my normal pep. So what did I do to get back on track?
Well, morning tea with my girl helpsBut my real always-does-it pick-me-up?Baking. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies, to be exact. Sleepless nights and parental frustration doesn’t stand a chance against homemade gooey goodness topped with a scoop of vanilla.
Hopefully the bad days will continue to be infrequent occurrences, or my waistline might have a problem…