“I firmly believe kids don’t want your understanding. They want your trust, your compassion, your blinding love and your car keys, but you try to understand them and you’re in big trouble. To me, they remain life’s greatest mysteries.” -Erma Bombeck, If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?
I’ve also been told I need to take time for me. I can do that; if that ‘me time’ can be about thirty seconds…
I haven’t had a toddler in years. Literally. I suspected I was enjoying some side benefits of this, and could name a few if someone asked me. Knowing that I have more sleep and free time is different than re-living the cyclone of trouble that is a just-walking explorer, however. Perhaps I ought to back up and … More Toddler Trouble
My boys are all …fun in their own ways. Torn between delusion and reality; I often decide that, despite reassurances of similar children, other families do not enjoy quite the smattering of personality challenges I do in raising mine. Only my second son has been officially diagnosed with anything. That was a result of his … More Behavioral Issues? I’ll Take One for Now, Please