So, I told Aaron that it isn't very fun to admit mistakes on your blog (me getting upset about Til's (yes, that's her preferred title these days) bed wetting).
He told me to just write this,
"We're perfect. Everything's fine. We don't need anybody's help."
We both started laughing. He pulled "a funny". Good one, A-dawg.
But, isn't it amazing how often times you read blogs and feel like that's the case?
Well, we're keeping it real---bad parenting, mistakes, worries, and all. The ups and the downs. The wins and the failures.
Anyway, I just wanted to give a big HOLLAH to you, my friends.
The comments were great (as always) and such a breath of fresh air. One of my best friends, Sarah, wrote at the end of her comment,
"Don't stress it. We're all in this together. Love ya."
And, then another favorite friend, Miss Jen, wrote right after her, "I agree with everyone and it's soooo refreshing to hear it again, that we are not alone in this motherhood adventure."
Amen. Amen. Amen.
So, thank you for reminding me that it's much cooler to put a Pull Up on the girl, rather than wash all the bedding night after night.
Thank you for reminding me that this isn't the first or the last time that a kid does this.
Thank you for teaching me.
Thank you for encouraging me.
Thank you for sharing advice on how to get back to sleep at night (love the idea of doing relaxation techniques! tried it last night and it worked!).
And, just for checking in from time to time.
I feel like I'm accepting a Grammy or something.
I'll end now, but not before I share what one of my sister's best friends, Mary, shared about our situation... I loved it. It was easier to just post from a chat they had. I hope that's okay. :) If not, uh oh! :) I edited it a little bit and pulled out my favorite parts.
Mary: There's just not much you can do to avoid the parent insomnia.
the thing about kids is that no matter what they're doing, good or bad, it's just a stage
Mary: the lying is just not a big deal
at that age, i wouldn't even call it lying
if it were a 5 or 6 year old, yes.
Mary: 3 year old, no way
10:16 AM me: i think you should write a book.
if not lying, she just didn't want to make mom mad??
10:17 AM Mary: right
10:18 AM well there's no real distinction between things as they are and things as you want them to be at that age
Mary: when she dresses up, she doesn't think "i'm pretending to be a princess." she really is a princess
10:19 AM Mary: so if she could "pretend" that it was the water bottle, then it was and not her
Totally enlightening to me. I loved it. And, it makes so much sense. I mean, the second Tillie puts on her dress ups and a crown, she acts differently. She wants to dance with her chin up high with someone in the middle of the family room. Pretty insightful.
Anyway, things are improving rapidly around these parts. Thanks again to all y'all.
Lots of love,