With her growing independence, has come an increase in tantrums and wanting her own way. Last night, she refused to eat her dinner and demanded a coco (cookie). When she didn't get what she wanted and couldn't get it herself, she threw a tantrum. Crocodile tears and all. My heart broke, but I knew I had to stand my ground.
I took Baby C out of her high chair, held her in my arms and did the one thing she loves to do best. I read to her. We read until her tears disappeared and she forgot all about that coco. Though it was extremely hard not to give in, I was proud of myself for finding another way to show her that I cared, and showed her that she can't have it her way, even though they are for reasons she can't yet understand.
Motherhood is a tough job (and a blessing). And sometimes we have to make difficult choices now that will help in the future. What challenges have you experienced with motherhood lately?