Oh the memories that social media brings back. Thank You TimeHop for reminding me of this moment. For all you moms and dads out there, I know you can relate. When raising toddlers, there seems to be a phase that I called “crying over spilled milk”. This was a phase I thought could be prevented by sippy cups and proper cup holding education. But then comes a day where they want to be grown up and use a big kid cup. You show them how it’s done and start with a little cute plastic cup with just enough milk inside to make them feel grown up. Part of you wants and needs them to become more independent but the other part wants to keep them small. Slowly you add more milk and you serve them a fuller glass to tie them over while you are finishing meal prep. It’s going great, you almost forget that danger is in site. Then when you have to be some where and you are in a hurry, it happens. The milk gets spilled. All over their food, the counter and their lap. Panic ensues because you don’t have time for this. You may even cry over the spilled milk. You may raise your tone and say what in the world were you doing, you know better than this. Then your child starts crying. If you are not crying already you may be now because you made your adorable child cry…over milk.
It happens and I would venture to guess even the mom or dad who you think has it all together may even have had this same experience just before you saw them at Pre-School drop off or at the office. They will be drinking extra tea, coffee or even a Monster. They may be pretending they are late because of traffic while it was really just spilled milk.
Don’t cry over spilled milk, one day there will be no one to spill the milk and this in itself may make me cry. The days can be long but oh the years are short. It’s just milk.
A mom who has cried over spilled milk