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Day 4 – By myself

Asking me to take the kid so he can go out is not something that happens often. Yesterday, Z and I went out to do the shopping while he stayed home and slept. We came home, took a nap, then he woke up to go out with his brother and mom. He asked me to watch Z instead of her or us going with him.

I am not sure if this was a special occasion thing, or a sign he is feeling more comfortable telling me what he needs instead of just sucking it up. Z and I ended up going out again after nap time and I did not see him until that night.

Sunday Z and I had a hike planned, and last night A was trying to decide if he wanted to go. He has a foot injury, but instead of just giving him facts about the hike, I tried to dissuade him! He is a grown ass man, he doesn’t need me mommying him and telling him if he should go out or not. I should have just stated “We are meeting with friends at 10am, it is 2 miles or 2 hours, whichever comes first”.

I know I will get the hang of this, but I cringe everytime I run my mouth before thinking. No wonder he has been so unhappy these past years. Treating him like he can’t make decisions, even when it affects his own health!

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