Kid drama stresses me out. My kids aren't drama magnets, thank goodness, but with a special needs kid ... drama is just part of the package.
And I'm not good at letting it roll off my back.
Well, sometimes I am, because goodness, I have to be. Sometimes I'm not. Hormonal factors may be a determining factor in that...
So I fixate on stuff. And I stress myself out. And I find it way hard to stop.
But sometimes it's HARD. And things suck, and people are lame.
Like when your kids are all excited because they can see all the neighborhood kids across the street all outside playing in their costumes and get their shoes on to go play ... and you have to stop them just in time because you realize it's a Halloween party they weren't invited to.
But everyone else on the street was.
And it's right there.
That meant not only were they not invited, but they had to see some of it, and there was no one else to play with (they were all at the party!).
And I was the one who had to give them that bad news (as lightly as I could!).
That is super lame, right?
Luckily only one of my kids was in tears.
So I have conversations in my head. Because do I say anything? (no.) But if I did, here's what I would say. And I do it over and over in my head until it's perfect.
I realize I tend to do this with anything that's stressing me out. And I need to stop. It's not good for me. And it's not like I'm really going to confront the rude people. Sometimes the kids get over these things faster than I do. But when my kids cry about something someone else did to them... my heart just breaks for them. Life is hard.
How do you stop your brain from fixating on hurtful stuff?
Anyone? Hoping just expressing this helps.
(Don't be surprised if this post disappears soon.)
I tried publishing this without a photo... but I couldn't, so I will leave you with a photo of a better friend day.