Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Doesn't it break your heart.

  I've never liked reprimanding Bennett, even when he does something that he's not supposed to.

  Last nite proved the hardest time I've had to date.

We were shopping & he picked out a Lego kit he wanted, I gave in cause I said no to so many other things. It was late & he was getting tired (aka cranky). I made one last stop & was looking at something when he looked up at me & said "daddy?? I want to walk." It took every ounce of willpower not to start crying in the store. I just said to him "I know buddy, me too".

  Then just as quickly something caught his attention & he forgot about it. I didn't & haven't stopped thinking about it since. Then as we were about to checkout he threw his Legos on the ground. So now I have to go into "mean dad" mode & tell him he's not getting them because he threw them, we've been having an issue w/ him throwing.

  I know it's part of parenting, but it sucks especially after your disabled child asks for something they may not get.

I know there's no manual for parents, but sure wish there was.


1 comment:

  1. This wasn't an easy post for me to read (as a young person with OI), and I'm sure it wasn't an easy moment for you to write either...or to remember. But it was very well written, and perhaps someday Bennett will realize all the things he *is* supposed to do because he can!