It definitely helps to know that there are others out there who struggle or struggled to raise a spirited child. It helps me know that I am not alone and helps me when I feel I am doing something wrong when other parents have these babies who snuggle, relax, rarely cry, and sleep soundly through the night.
So today and hopefully every day I am going to embrace my spirited child knowing that she is exactly who God made her to be and there is a reason she is who she is. I am going to look positively at her temperament and talk positively about her.
Here she is trying already trying to conquer the stairs. I could not keep her away from them. Just look at that little smirk. (Please pay no attention to the dirty floor I let my child crawl on!)