If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far as a mom it’s that I will never figure it all out. Every single time I think I’ve gotten to the bottom of something- naps, feedings, car rides, dinners out, etc.- I most definitely haven’t.
I’ve also learned that if something happens to be going well, I should NEVER speak of it out loud!
A few weekends ago, I put Emily down for her morning nap. I felt so satisfied with myself because I had figured out the perfect nap schedule. I told my husband, “It’s so great. She’s been taking a 2 hour nap every morning and then takes a pretty long afternoon nap too.”
Five minutes later I hear”Na na na ba ba!”from the monitor. I take a peek and see a wide awake baby rolling around. Her “morning nap” had lasted five minutes and she was up for the rest of the day.
I made a rookie mistake. I spoke of it aloud and therefore jinxed myself!
So now when I think I’ve gotten a handle on something I NEVER say it out loud. I think to myself, “I’ve got a good thing going here” and move on. Then I let it go. Because if there’s one thing I know for sure, everything is always changing.