Our dearest Evelyn isn’t always rainbows and sunshine. In fact, the last few weeks have shown some of her whiniest moments that we’ve experienced yet.
She whines when we don’t pick her up and let her help with dinner.
She whines if we turn off the bath water too soon.
She whines if she steps on a lego.
She whines about absolutely nothing most of the time.
Matt and I have constantly looked at each other completely exacerbated. We try to remember — did Ethan have a stage of this right around now?!? We don’t remember. Probably. Either way we do our best to stay constant — trying to empower her — giving her if/then statements, allowing her to chose, giving practical warnings. And sometimes it works. But other times she just wants to be 2 inches away from you on her terms for hours on end.
So lest you think it’s an easy life with beautiful filters……our life has countless hours every day that have moments like these.