Feeling anxiety was never something I experienced on a consistent basis until I became a parent. And now that my son is a toddler in the truest sense it has only widened the gap even more. He jumps off of everything, never stops moving, and is always doing. I am grateful he is active and healthy but maybe I just need a little more grace to soothe my soul (although sometimes I think maybe just a few glasses of wine might do the trick). I've often been told how athletic and agile little hipster is but with that comes this tremendous amount of fear one of his crazy stunts will take us to the emergency room. Although I might have a calm demeanor I often feel I'm at my boiling point and wish my child would be quiet and still. Of course children all come in different shapes, sizes, and personalities but I didn't know how wild mine would be! I honestly can't just blame his quirkiness on him being a boy as I think he is extremely high energy and maybe even a little too smart for his age (which often is the problem because he knows what he can do with little effort).
We are all dealt different hands and so far our recent journey has been tumultuous. And although every day I am exhausted because my child doesn't nap or refuses to go to bed at a reasonable hour and NEVER STOPS MOVING, I know that he is a sweet guy at heart and has a free and inquisitive spirit that we all need. So sprinkle on a little bit of life, and despite your own uncertainties, have faith and enjoy your little man.