I heard a great quote a few weeks back from my cousin's late mother: "Half of parenting is getting off your butt and doing something about it."
I laughed when I heard it and think it's true. I remind myself about this often, especially lately when I've been overheated and low on energy. For example, our Little Olive enjoys sticking pebbles in her ears...just because. My husband is always really good about telling her "no". But sometimes, I take a look at the size of the rock. If it's too big to do any damage, I let it go. If it's small and/or jagged, I say something.
But isn't consistency the key?
Sigh. Sometimes it's so much easier to let things go. For now, anyways.
How do you draw the line between picking your battles and being too lax?