The first time I flew with her, she got so stressed when I tried to give her the sedative itself that it only sort of half-worked. So she was loopy AND totally freaked out. The cat, that is.
Oh yes, good point! Adding now, thanks.
That sounds unbelievably hard and draining and scary.
You absolutely will get there. In the meantime, be gentle with yourself. I always told myself that the best way to take care of my son was to first take care his mom.
Of course you are! That means you’ll do great. ;)
Ahhhhhhh congratulations (almost)!!
I haven’t had a full-out “I hate you” yet, but the “I don’t like yous” tend to make me more sad than angry. Sad cuz it sucks to hear that from anyone, let alone your kid, but also because to me it represents what an incredibly strong negative emotion he’s battling inside. That said, he does plenty of button-pushing…
Counter-counterpoint: A husband/wife relationship has different dynamics and rules than a parent/child relationship. You can use these instances as a springboard to discuss how to appropriately vocalize their feelings.
Nope! Just something a friend told me about. As the parent of an anxious kid, I’m forever searching for ways to help him de-stress.
Yay! I hope it helps him. (But what if the scientists ARE wrong??)
Meant to be!
Haha! Close: Lehigh Valley.
My only regret is that I didn’t buy more.
See, that’s the difference between kid cave and “kid cave.”
Great reminder, thank you! This has been on my to-do list for way too long.
Thank you for the correction! You’re right, and that’s what I get for loosely paraphrasing a couple of pediatric sources I found. We tend to lose a good amount of heat through our heads when we’re out in the cold IF they’re uncovered because most of the rest of our bodies ARE covered and not losing heat. Main…
True, true. I personally only ask when I’m really in a bind (and I still tend to feel bad about it, even though they’ve made it clear they don’t mind at all). My in-laws actually offer to watch my son more often than I ask them to.
There’s always an exception to the rule!
Oh, perhaps it’s a *little* tongue-in-cheek. What can I say? It’s Friday.
THAT I can’t help you with.