the post where my child is making me pay and pay and pay

Sunday, May 15, 2011

While Wendell and I enjoyed our first overnight with no children in more than a year, especially since the littlest didn't cause too many problems at Grandma and Grandpa's when it came to bedtimes and such, we are paying the heavy, heavy price of two nights away. I remember what it was like when Ben and Maggie were littler. There was definitely some 'punishment' upon arrival at home. Even so, I wasn't prepared for the intensity of the punishment from Mr. B. It's been pretty ugly. The attachment stuff is in full-force. I actually type this while he's having a very loud melt-down in his room. I'm not quite sure how long he'll make us pay, but I'm hoping it'll be done soon.

The good news is that this particular trip just refocused our calling, reminded us of our skills, and reconnected us to the goal and the reason behind doing this whole trauma/attachment parenting thing.

I'm full up with patience. (for Mr. B at least. struggling a bit with the oldest, but that's another story for another day)
I'm focused on healing.
I'm looking for ways to say yes.
I'm encouraged and confident - not that I won't make mistakes, but that I can do this well.
I'm hopeful for Mr. B's future.

I'm praying that I've paid my dues and that tomorrow will be a new and happy day.

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