Because for each tricky phase there are corresponding delights, too; when the round the clock feeds disappeared, so too did my tiny, 0000 wearing, snuggly newborn. When witching hour vanished (mostly) and teething finished, also gone were the ridiculously chubby baby cheeks and dimply Puma Fenty Shoes Black thighs. Before going into meltdown at bedtime, my toddler had danced around the living room naked with utter abandon, asked the cat to join him and threw me smile after toothy smile. And while I know we won't struggle with bedtime forever, I know there'll also come a time when the living room carpet won't be a stage, wearing clothes will be Puma Rihanna Shoes Fenty
s came next, long afternoons with a crying baby, trapped inside by winter rain. The pacing up and down the hallway, patting and sshing and cooing. And sometimes, just bursting into tears and crying too. My relief was palpable when my husband's key finally turned in the front door and I'd hand over a writhing, overtired bundle and disappear into the bathroom for a much needed shower. "This too shall pass," I'd silently chant under the hot water.
With that in mind, I've decided that when next I'm chanting "this too shall pass" and hacking into the peanut butter whether it's caused by clingy daycare drop offs, overnight waking, or refusal to eat anything but plain rice I'm going to try to conjure up some of the good parts about that Puma Trainers Rihanna
replace the smiles.
Each month brought with it fresh challenges: the transformation from a baby who gobbled down everything in sight to one who only ate toast and strawberries. The dinner time battle of wills, the tears, the food thrown across the floor and refusal to eat at all. Scattered sleep due to teething, cycles of colds and gastro after starting daycare. Listening to my husband gently close my son's bedroom door and tiptoe down the stairs with a grin and a thumbs up, it occurred to me that while there's comfort in knowing that challenging stages do indeed pass, there's something bittersweet about it too.