children, mommyhood, terrible threes

Certainly

Death and taxes are the only certainties in life, right? I would like to amend this list to include time-outs (at least temporarily).

Frustration originates from wishing something inevitable could be different. I have to change my frame of mind. I have to start each morning and realize that yes, little T.Puzzle ¬†will assert his independence throughout the day and yes, he will have to be in time-out. If I come to expect it like the other parts of our day such as lunch and quiet time, then it won’t seem nearly as aggravating. At least I hope so because I’ll give you three guesses who started their day in time-out. And we hadn’t even cracked 9 am.