Tandem Tantrums: Parenting Wins And Losses.
I’m doing this all wrong, but it’s for the right reasons. It’s approaching midnight and my two-year-old wants a snack. Joelle didn’t wake up to ask; she’s still up. And even though the last two nights she’s gone to bed earlier, it wasn’t early by conventional standards.
She doesn’t know how late it is and I’m self-flagellating for it, but there is a bigger picture, and this is one where I think some of us, as parents, get stuck. We lose sight of the goal because we’re too focused on minutia.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying a sleep schedule is minutia; I’m just saying we are working at getting there. But right now, our lives are in flux and I am doing the best I can.
I’m with hockey great Wayne Gretzky who says we’ll miss 100% of the shots we never take which is why I keep lining ‘em up and taking aim. So I may have had a sleep #fail this week, there are some places I managed to hit it out of the park.