Toddlers in motion
The spunk in my youngest girl can leave me breathless some days. Determination and that endless toddler energy often finds me doing a lot of running after her. I have to remind myself that her doing of things is her path of learning. Developing gross motor skills is a nerve racking process for mothers. We have to weigh the consequences of injury to their need to learn how to trust their bodies to work. It's not an easy balance. I can say it's just as much a struggle for me with my youngest as it was with my oldest. Stepping back within reach is key for my sanity and for keeping my brave three year old safe. Take a breath, run, pause, relax. Ahhhh motherhood.