I’ve now been through a few and amchoking through one with my won right now. Wonder weeks are testing for mothers and their babies, so how do you survive? With this simple kit.
- Coffee – sleep is a poor substitute for caffeine. If you don’t drink coffee then feel free to kid yourself with tea.
- Chocolate – any kind will do.
- Tissues -chances are, you’re going to cry.
- Time to yourself – a wonder week is no time to be a martyr. You need a break to relax and recharge.
- Teething remedies – whatever they might be for your family, trying to ride out teething AND a wonder week will be painful for all involved.
- Patience – by the bucketload.
- Acceptance – your house will probably be a mess, let it go, perfect homes happen in magazines not real life. Yes the dishes and laundry have to be done and certainly meals must be cooked, scrubbing the grout or washing the windows can wait, trust me.
- Playdates – have someone over or get out of the house, it’simportant to still see people and touch base with other people.
- Support – either online or in real life. Find people you can vent to without judgement and who get it.
- A photo of a moment when you felt intense love for your child – I look at newborn photos, it snaps me out of that cranky cycle. Don’t pick photos of your baby sleeping, you’ll just get annoyed that they could do it then but can’t do it now .
This will pass, it really will. You will get a full nights sleep again. A wonder week is your child’s brain taking in new info so they can learn something new. It will pass. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.