We are all definitely a work in progress!!
We should have known better, but about 2 months ago, for about 2 days, we were marvelling over how much easier things had been getting. The approach to 3 was looking pretty rosy. We said the same thing during the first 2 weeks of Juno’s life, “My she’s such an easy baby! All she does is sleep!” and within days the colic hit. Like I said, we should have known better.
I’m amazed at how God has used these children in my life to teach me reliance on Him. I know I say that a lot, but seriously! I think the lesson God is helping me with now is self-discipline. I so struggle with follow through and consistency, and this flows into every area of my life, but is most troubling in my parenting. I’ve worked through the process of setting aside the guilt for this, but now I actually need to tackle it head on. Self-discipline or bust!