Parenting little kids is very tough work! There is plenty to get bent out of shape over. So what will help us retain some of the joy that we are supposed to have on this parenting journey is to be a little more light-hearted about things. Not everything is an end-of-the-world thing. We can pick and choose when we give situations more weighted attention. Kids will be kids. Check. Parenting is tough. Check. Things get broken, get messy, and get loud. Check, check, and check. And one little important reminder is that kids need things repeated. Check! It is to our benefit if we can remember that we will sometimes need to repeat ourselves. It’s just the way it is. We don’t have to spend energy on this. We can choose to have an understanding attitude about what it is like to be a kid. By being more light-hearted about things, we can reserve our energy for when it truly matters and we can better enjoy the day without being pulled into every pothole on the path.