Sometimes parenting a toddler is more difficult than I had imagined. Sometimes it is overwhelming and I feel that I am failing. At those times I tend to have a good cry, pick myself up and go back to the books (or the net) and look for a different approach to deal with the current issues. Sometimes I need to remind myself not to expect so much of my little man. Sometimes I need to find ways to turn nos into yeses. Sometimes we both need to find ways to be calm. And sometimes, just changing things up, going for a walk and meeting a neighbours cat are all we need. Then I feel like perhaps it isn't really that difficult after all.
(That cute squished up, closed eyed face in the first pic? That is how Cohen smiles for the camera.)