All of us have really. Laila, in particular, seems to be really finding her groove. She's feeling more and more secure in her life here with her new family. Today marks 9 months of forever and there is just something different lately.
She just seems to have more joy.
The days of multiple tantrums have slowed to a tantrum each day and then every couple days until they have slowly but surely gone away almost altogether.
I don't even know when it stopped. Just realized recently, as I reflected on life and where each of my kiddos is at in their journey that we seem to be without the once daily fits.
Look, I'm not saying that she never throws fits now. She does- but they aren't the same. They aren't based in fear and need for security and control. They are normal ones. Toddler like. And that's a great kind of normal.
We transitioned the kids into new bedroom set ups.
We've celebrated straight a's.
Celebrated the end of school with a road trip and trip to Disney.
Embraced the summer- complete w trips to the sprayer park and swim lessons.
And welcomed my sister and nephew to the house for the summer as she spends time w the kiddos!