Being a parent is an amazing thing and I feel so blessed to have two beautiful children. Every stage of a child’s life brings different challenges, but I honestly have to say that no stage has so many ups and downs as toddlerhood. Well, that is how I am currently feeling with my youngest son (DB2) at the moment.
We went for a lovely walk in the park the other day and it was wonderful to see DB2 enjoying the leaves so much. He loved finding them, exploring them and jumping in them. Being able to experience this joy with your child, is when being a parent is a real pleasure.
During the same visit, DB2 also decided he didn’t want to do anything but sit in the leaves. Even after we had given him a very long time to play in the leaves, he refused to move. This led to one thing and one thing only – a huge toddler melt-down. He was so insistent he wanted to be on the floor with the leaves that he kept throwing himself down, to the point where he ripped his lovely new rain suit and made his mummy quite sad. This, I have to say, is one of the downs of being the parent of a toddler.
I know that so many parents are in the exact same position, which is why I have decided to write a mini blog in between my main blog posts all about the ups and downs I go through each week, due to being the parent of a toddler. Every week there are moments of pure hilarity and joy, but there are also a few occasions where toddler tantrums do get on top of you. I find reading others experiences really helps me to know that I am not the only person going through this. So, I hope this mini blog series may also help someone else and bring some humour to, what are more often than not, very funny situations.
I will be posting my Toddler Tales once a week around the weekend. If you are interested in reading these posts or more of my main blog posts, please click the ‘Follow’ button on my blog page. If you like this post click the ‘Like’ button and leave a comment. I am also on Facebook and Instagram @frommissjtomrsp and Twitter @frommissjtomrs1.
Thank you for your support.
Mrs P x x x