its just a phase

Sunday, June 12, 2011

for the last week
i have been repeating
the following to myself,
"its just a phase" and
"this too shall pass"

you see my child
has turned into a tree monkey
one who likes to hold on
to his mama's neck for dear life.

he has also come to hate bath time.
come on, chace
you have had a bath
every single day of your life.

he screams
and screams
and climbs
and clings.

you would think we
were dropping him in
a vat of boiling peanut oil.

so, please.
if your child has been
through this phase
tell me its just a phase.


  1. it's just a phase.

    general rule of thumb: don't let him get his way and it will stay a phase. give in and it becomes a habit (of course, i never gave in and my children never picked up any bad habits that drive me crazy. it's not like my 4 year old still sleeps in bed with me or anything.)

    and once he is done with this phase, he will move on to something else annoying.

    who ever said motherhood wasn't all shits and giggles?


  2. It's just a phase! And, Allison, I'm glad I'm not the only one with a 3.8 year old who gets up in the middle of the night and climbs into my bed. Oh, wait, my 1.5 year old does that, too.

    Elena was terrified of the swimming pool for a little while when we first moved to Texas. It was the strangest thing because usually she is such a water baby. But she didn't want to go in it, and once we got her in, she didn't want to move from the step. Her sister, on the other hand, runs straight in until she goes too deep and one of us parents has to rescue her. She doesn't learn from this. Set her down and that girl does it again. And again. And again. Crazy ass kid.

    Parenting is full of liquor-inducing moments.
    I'm pretty sure that's why there's liquor.


  3. Maybe you just give him a bath in a wading pool....or the sea....xoxo

  4. Haha! Well, I will indeed say that "it's just a phase" and then will promptly tell you that when it passes you will be in yet another phase, and then another, and then it will be middle school. Life, is a series of phases. Love them. Hate them. Just be thankful to get to live them. Great post! Thanks for your words!