flexibility(n):characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements
The capability of adapting to new requirements. I think that right there is an awesome definition of parenthood. :-) Just when I think we’re settling into a really good place, and I’ve figured out how to deal with my six month old, he starts teething. Just when he starts sleeping (almost!) through the night, he starts throwing tantrums and exerting his will, and challenging me.
It’s when I try to control anything and everything that things get rough. Babies just aren’t rigid and monotonous. They just aren’t. And the sooner you come to terms with that, the easier this all will be. Because, by the way, life isn’t rigid and monotonous, no matter how much you want it to be.
Learn to be flexible. Accept that what is working now may not continue to work next week. Or tomorrow. Try new methods. Think outside the box. Don’t freak out over a missed nap.
Check out the rest of my series, 31 Days of New Baby Advice!