Truth is, kids grow ultra fast and I'm noticing that many "trying" times occur around growth spurts. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Aiden was like Jekyll and Hyde -- one minute he was super sweet, the next, not so much. Turns out, the tantrums, sweet kisses, crankiness, darling hugs, obnoxiousness, cooperation, and defiance were in part due to Aiden going through a growth spurt.
|Aiden and I pictured with our good friend, A, on a July 4th play date!|
He's almost half my size already... amaze!
Case in point:
A few weeks ago, Aiden wanted to wear his rain boats outside. It was super warm and sunny and there was no rain in the forecast. We were running late and needed to get out of the house at that moment. So... I let the kid where his rain boats. No harm, right?
A few blocks outdoors, we endured a few funny stares from onlookers (childless onlookers, of course). But the great moment happened when Aiden stated that his feet were hot. Ummm.... duh!
When I asked him what we should do about it, he suggested changing into his Crocs. Luckily, I brought them along with us.
It was a win-win for the both of us.
Be patient, especially during growth spurts.
And pick your battles very carefully. Sometimes it's not worth the fuss.