My husband gave me some great encouragement a little while ago:
“Yes. Even without our kid’s struggles with OCD, I think kids going through puberty would be hell for you, given that desire…I’m sorry.”
That was in response to my comment of saying that I want to control things. I want people happy, calm and well-adjusted.
So, I just want you to know that puberty is going to be a major character building exercise for me. I thought it was rough the first time. You know, the time I went through it personally. But I have a feeling that was only round one.
Parenting means we get to go through puberty a second time.
Hello puberty, round 2.
Hello learning I don’t control anything even though I desperately want to.
Hello laughter and good things too. Help me to not miss that in the middle of the chaos.