Tuesday, 8 October 2013
2.5 is hard y'all
He isn't even 2.5 till the 27th but gosh ever since Cornwall he has been in full swing disequilibrium.
I think I underestimated what parenting a spirited child when you are spirited yourself was going to be like. There is the whining, crying, emotional side & the aggressive, territorial side. "NOT YOURS MINE!!!!!" "LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!" "LET ME GO!!!!"
I can deal with his anger after all happiness is not the only emotion. But what has pushed me is what feels like rejection. I know not to take it personal. After all the same bloke who refuses to come home when we go pick him up from his childminder's is the same one who thrives off mummy cuddles.
I don't understand him but I am trying. It hurts though. Boy it hurts like hell. I guess that's why they call it growing pains.