I’ve had some unforgettable moments with my baby princess on this trip!
I’ve experienced some of the highest highs of loving her and I’ve also experienced the deepest of pains when there’s nothing I can do to diminish the tantrums that come from being overtired, hungry, and experiencing everything out of the ordinary.
Toddlers have so much to teach us if we are willing to learn. They have all of these emotions that they can’t regulate on their own, but are able to express unapologetically. As her mom, I so desperately want to fix whatever is causing my little girl pain! But the reality is that there’s nothing to fix. Her emotions aren’t broken. She hasn’t figured out how to cover them up like so many of us do. I want to teach her to balance her emotions, but I hope she always feels the freedom to express the difficult ones. It takes up way too much energy trying to pretend they aren’t at work!
Action step: Hug a toddler near you today! They are doing the best they can ❤️