It has taken me an ETERNITY to discover (and re-discover) that I am my kids’ biggest obstacle. We all know this is everything a mom does not want to be, yet we keep at it in the worst ways possible.
In this particular instance, I learned that getting five year old Leopold OUT of our bed and into his OWN, was easy after I learned that I was keeping him from feeling comfortable in his own bed. Apparently I was standing in the way of a decent nights sleep for ALL involved.
So, much like me pushing Leopold into friendships to the point of exhaustion, I learned that all I had to do was back off. Simple right? Not exactly, but I’m trying.
From here on out, I hope I can stick to this new version of “hands-off” me. It will take some heavy awareness and self-policing to keep myself from meddling like I have been for the past 17 years. Better late than never, right?
Wish Me Luck,