My toddler on the other hand thought it was the best idea to jump in the huge puddles that had began to form on the grass and while I started to protest for the first 5 minutes, my three year old had other ideas and kept running through the water in her sparkle shoes.
You would have thought I told her won the lottery with the energy she had jumping, splashing, kicking and screaming with glee and she raced back and forth from puddle to puddle almost knee deep. Yes, she might be getting a cold this week ( great timing for her birthday party this Saturday ) but the moment and smile she had on her face was worth it for those few minutes.
I get it, I need to cool my jets for a few minutes and being pregnant, my hormones are all over the place ever 5 minutes. I worry about my toddler getting sick. I worry I'm not being the best parent at times. I worry for all that's going to change and how we'll adapt to two kids in a few months. I worry. I'm a Mom. But at the same time, I need to let her grow, to enjoy her freedom and childhood and love being little and care free while she can.
How do you let your kids be little?