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- A few days ago, I made the mistake of saying to a friend that I thought Eden’s behaviour was better. ▪️ I was wrong. ▪️ Being honest, I’ve come home today and cried. I cried yesterday and I’ve cried twice today. For once, it’s only partially down to PMS. ▪️ Eden is at that age where she seems to be playing a constant game of opposites. Everything I ask her to do, she does the opposite. FOUR times today she has run away from me in public. She screamed all the way home on the bus. People stared. ▪️ It’s days like this when I think I can’t do it. That we must have done something dreadfully wrong for her to be acting this way. We didn’t teach her this stuff. ▪️ I remember how long we wished and hoped for her. I remember the heartbreak of infertility and loss. I remember the terrifying feeling that we might not ever have a child. ▪️ Then it’s days like the last two days when I think maybe my wonky ovaries were trying to tell me something. ▪️ I know it’s a phase. I know every single thing that a child does is a phase. I know that this too shall pass. But it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with in the now. ▪️ This too shall pass.Land on my hand! Land on my hand! DEAR GOD! DON’T LAND ON MY HAND YOU FEATHERY WEIRDO!This is what my life is now. 🤞🏻 Because we are about half way through three and I still think Eden is three going on sixteen. It’s like the emotional responses of a teen mixed with the impulse control and emotional regulation of a toddler. 🤞🏻 Too much fun! Bring fourth the fournado...
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