Exactly one year ago I wrote this post, which mostly describes some pretty big parenting fails on our part last summer, but the reason I’m linking to it is to provide a little backstory on why this –
– This right here, that happened earlier today –
Was kind of a big deal.
Ditto the happy river swimming, the raucous fireworks joy (with no ear-covering or fretting about noises), and on and on it goes.
I wish I could go back and tell myself, don’t worry. Don’t be so hard on him. Don’t be so hard on yourself, either. He just needs a little time.