There are over 20 drafts in my dashboard that haven’t been published. Every time I reread them all I can hear are complaints of everything that has happened the last 4 months. Yes, the last year has been super hard, everyone who has had a child knows it’s hard to even have just one. As I took a shower after both of the kids were finally asleep and my husband went back to work (yes, at 10pm), I had an epiphany of sorts. I need to STOP COMPLAINING and look at the bigger picture!
All I could remember from my day were all the tantrums my toddler threw because “I do it!”, instead of remembering all the kisses and hugs he gave me unprompted. Or how frustrated I was with my husband for not picking up after himself instead of focusing how hard he worked all day, yet still made time to take a family walk and give the baby a bath before bed.
I’m making the effort now to slow down. Think before I speak/yell. Most importantly, listen. If I don’t listen I might miss something sweet come out of my little guys lips.
We let our toddler use the iPad or my phone occasionally. We’ve purchased apps that he can only use for 15 mins a day. Sometimes a little longer if we play together.
He isn’t allowed to play with daddy’s phone since it’s his work phone. Sometimes daddy forgets to lock it right away if he leaves it unattended for whatever reason.
Today I asked David for a glass of water. Two seconds later Gabriel took full advantage of his phone.