Throwback Post: It’s Not a Bad Thing


October 30 2013:

Thomas has been on a roll lately.

The other night before bed he said he had been tired that morning and that was a bad thing (he was grumpy, grumpy, grumpy). I suggested to him that being tired is not a good thing or a bad thing, it just is. Adding that by looking at it as bad, it was causing him irritation. If he were to say to himself, I’m tired and that’s not good or bad. It’s just tired, then the irritation can’t and won’t be there. Told him he could use that with anything, not just being tired. I could almost see the tension release from his body!

He always seems to bring up topics at just the moment when I need a reminder too! Sailing on through this learning/living/parenting journey y’all.

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