Yeah, it was a month ago, but still, just getting around to sharing. Kiddo keeps me super busy.
Mostly good. But 'lil Miss trauma child has her moments. Total meltdown on day 3. Finally she said "I don't deserve all this. I should be at (insert name of residential center here that she was at). I don't understand why you love me and adopted me".
Oh, it breaks my heart to see her hurt.
As maddening as it is to go thru her tantrums, I have to remember where she's coming from and not take it personal. I'm glad when one of us isn't thinking clearly, the other is. I started to say "of course you deserve it", but when your child is disregulated, telling them they're wrong isn't the way to go. My dear husband NAILED IT!! He said "Princess, whether you deserve something or not is irrelevant. Things we do as a family are because we're a family. Things we do for you are because we love you, not because you had to earn it". I fell in love all over again in that very moment.
On a lighter note, 98% of the vacation was a blast and look at this PRECIOUS picture!