My toddler is going through an exhausting phase. He is very, very attached to me. And only me. If he wakes up in the night, only I can sooth him. If he's fussy, only I can make it all better. If he's hungry, I am the one and only who can feed him. He wants to be picked up all the time. And on and on the list goes.
While I'm totally flattered, I'm also very tired. My arms ache. My eyes are starting to close as I write this. But like anything, it's a phase. Time goes by so quickly. It won't be long before he's running around with his friends on the playground and won't even notice I'm there.
This is what I keep on reminding myself - to enjoy the small moments no matter how trying they may be. There's nothing sweeter than a baby reaching up for his mama and nothing more rewarding than putting a smile on his face.
Moms, did your toddler go through a similar stage? How did you deal with it?