I remember reading a mum call their kid an ‘a-hole’ in a post once, back when Lexi was only a few months old. “I will never say that” I declared to myself, puffing up my chest, whilst staring down at my precious little, innocent babe. I figured, sure, she will test me but to go as far as calling her an ‘a-hole’? Surely that's an exaggeration, I mean, especially before she’s a teenager. Fast forward to a 17 month old Lexington and I have well and truly been whacked off my high horse. She has been called that and more under my breath as I pick her freshly cooked, untouched dinner off the floor after she’s back handed the entire bowl off her table. I had ZERO clue as to how relentless a toddler could be as they go through teething and mental development leaps and how they can go through ALL of the emotions in sub 60 seconds. I had zero clue that my toddler would make me feel bullied and violated 🤦🏽♀️😂and cry more than I’d like to admit! I had zero clue how much I would hate the fact that I am strong headed and my daughter has totally inherited that from me (I’ve never cursed this personality trait of mine so much in my LIFE.) Zero idea and terrified of whats to come, my little lass, she is a force!
The point of me sharing this is not to scare anyone (because even with these tough phases I love Lexington more than anything on the planet and wouldn’t change a thing.. okay would maybe have chosen to skip the tantrum she had in the middle of the self serve check out with about 12 lined behind me) and its not for sympathy. I am blessed to have such amazing Mummy friends and even still, I can think “Am I doing something wrong? Am I the only one going through this?” The point of me sharing this so that mummies going through this feel less alone when going through these troubling times with their little person. Talking to other mummies help, Wonder Weeks is a LIFE SAVER and if all else fails - chocolate. In short, sometimes toddlers can be a-holes and it's not your fault. Its not theirs either. Through every tough phase Lex has gone through, coming out the other side has been so rewarding and it all starts to make sense, so remember this too shall pass x