My Father in-law is not a man of many words, but when he does say a word or two, they stick with you.
It must have been when Scarlett was about 6 months old, she was teething and screaming. I couldn’t even hear myself think. The screaming just gets in and under you skin.
My father in-law shared the adage,
“This too shall pass”.
In that moment, I was thinking, ah this is my life. A screaming toddler. What am I going to do? How am I going to get through this? … His words have stuck with me through it all.
She won’t go to sleep. She has to, she can’t stay awake for ever. This too shall pass.
She won’t stop eating crayons. She has to, she isn’t going to be 10 years old and still eating crayons. This too shall pass.
Everything passes. You learn to cope and adapt, and so do your children. They cope and adapt. Everything passes, maybe not as quickly as you’d like it to but it does pass and you learn from it.
Toddler bed. Sleeping in a new bed, she will adjust, and she has quite well. This too shall pass.
Sometimes help or advise presents itself when you least expect it.
What words of advise have stuck with you? How did it change the way you look at situations?