Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Live and Learn # 37654

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She fell asleep today with relative ease.  No long crying and raging.  No tantrums.  Just a few lil grumbles at nap time, but nothing to write home about.

So what was it?  The moon?  Weird unknown illness?  Growth spurt?

It would have been so much easier on both of us if I had just let her be, instead of trying to control.  I always remember too late that when she behaves like that, there is a reason, and that I need to just accept and go with the flow.

''Struggle or stress is a sign that the ego has returned, as are negative reactions when we encounter obstacles.''  - Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth.

One day I will remember in time.

But why oh why could I not have read that ONE line a few days ago??  Why did I have to read it today, AFTER she had already fallen asleep peacefully.  The book has been sitting on the couch untouched for days.

Maybe it was a test.  Well guess who didn't ace that one!  As usual.  My teachers will not be shocked.

Live and Learn.

5 comments:

Nan said...

It's always something... You'll figure out this week and what will happen? NEXT WEEK! But I feel pretty positive about it these days.

Janelle said...

Experience is that thing you get right after you needed it. :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Nan is absolutely right--babies and toddlers flip-flop more than American politicians!

BlueBella said...

All the girls here are right, as usual:)
Toddlers = coin toss. I can be angry or calm with my kids and it makes no difference . . .they do what they do what they do. Arg!

LceeL said...

Nothing is more predictable than change in a growing child.