Please stop stressing and worrying about things. I see you. I hear you. You may say you are not worrying. You may say you are only seeing what other children are doing, or what other mothers do, but I hear it in your voice, I see it in your eyes. You are stressing. You are worrying. Please stop mama’s
Please stop stressing ❤
When they sleep through the night as compared to other babies
If your baby can read at 18 months
If they know their colors at 6 months
If they can sing their ABC’s
If they crawl before a year
If they walk by a year
How well they are talking
If they still mispronounce words at 3
If they are potty trained
How old they potty trained
If they use a spoon by a year
If they can drink from a cup
If they still want a bottle at 18 months
If they still nurse past 2 years old
If they still want a pacifier at 18 months old (or 2 or 3)
If they still wear diapers at night
If they don’t want to give grandma a kiss
If they scream in public
If they ask inappropriate questions
If they throw tantrums in the middle of isle 5
If they are quiet
If they are shy
If they are introverted
If your daughter doesn’t like ballet, or dolls, or girly things
If your daughter likes super heroes, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or karate, or football
If your son likes playing with dolls, or the color pink, or My Little Pony
If they can’t sit still for 5 minutes
If they still want to sleep with you at age 3, or 4, or 5…. or 8
If they still have nightmares at 10
If they are scared of the vacuum, or bath, or bugs… or grass
If they don’t want to always eat their veggies
If they sometimes eat McDonald’s
If they don’t always remember to wash their hands
If they eat week old cheerios out of their car seat
Please stop stressing. About everything. Enjoy your baby. Enjoy your toddler. Enjoy your child.
And those moments you spend stressing out, you can’t get them back.
This comes from someone who has been there. I used to be a worry maniac, a stressed out crazy person, and sure, I still struggle sometimes, but by the grace of God I am getting better. I have learned SO much.
I say this out of love. ENJOY your children. Don’t waste precious moments about what they are, or are not, doing, saying, eating, sleeping, wearing, or whatever else. We as their mama’s will KNOW, I mean REALLY know, not just stressed out worry feeling, if something is wrong.
Enjoy each moment you have. Life is fleeting. We never know when we, or even our children, will breath their last breath.
Don’t waste it on worry. Spend it on LOVE.