Monday, March 28, 2011
As I said to a friend of mine who is also parenting an emotional, sensitive child:
When Evan is in the middle of one of his meltdowns about something so ridiculous like having damp sleeves after washing his hands or not wanting his plate turned THAT WAY on his placemat, I try to remind myself that this is just part of his process. I don't have to like it, and I don't have to put up with EVERYthing, but it helps me to stay patient with him.
I know that, if given the choice, I wouldn't change one little bit about Evan...because that would change HIM. I'll take the "bad," the frustrating, the exhausting, the aggravating, the just plain weird...because of all the "good," the sweet, the curious, the funny, the loving, the SMART.
He's Evan. Evan who may be a little quirky. Evan who may need a little more time and experience before he hits his stride. But just Evan. And that's more than good enough for me.