“In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” (Bertrand Russell)
Children change rapidly. Their brains grow. Their maturity ripens. Their bodies rarely fit into the same clothes long enough for you to get your money’s worth. That’s how it’s supposed to happen.
So, why do we get so surprised when it does?
Parenting is a dynamic endeavor. As soon as you get one phase with one child well in hand, they up and change on you. That’s just how it goes. You can either ignore that fact and live in frustration, fight it and live in futility, or embrace it and grow up right alongside them. The choice is yours.