Reflecting on the Changes in Toddlerhood

It’s been a crazy week. In addition to our normal craziness, Sugar Plum is now “almost” completely potty trained at home – she still refuses to use the potty outside our home.

That aside, the potty training has led to the “I need to wake up every few hours in the night and early in the morning” stage, which I am not a fan of.

In reality, I don’t need much sleep to survive the next day, but a bit of uninterrupted sleep is always nice. Add to that, trying to get back to sleep has been a struggle as well.

While I am very grateful for her potty training going so well, I am kinda missing my sleep, and my morning time to myself.

Lack of sleep + no morning time = tired, cranky momma.

I never realized how much I depend on the time I have in the morning by myself, until I don’t have it. I need some quiet time with my bible and any other devotional I am using at the time. It’s the perfect beginning to my day. A way to talk to God and listen in the quiet of the wee hours before the loud, craziness of kiddos begins.

Don’t get me wrong, I love having all day with my kiddos, it is a blessing indeed. But there are limited amounts of time when it is quiet in my house, and the first few hours of the early morning are those, so I am trying to use them to my advantage, when I can.

This is especially important to me as we approach Lent. Lent is one of my favorite times for devotions and growing in faith. I am looking forward to the time I can spend with God during those 40 days.

So as for now, I am taking it one day at a time, and spending the limited amount of time I have in quiet to my advantage. I know that God understands and we are going through a phase that will work into another soon.

While we are in another stage of toddlerhood, I suppose I will make the most of the cuddles I’ve gotten lately. Those are pretty important too! 😉

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