One section asks for you to list words that you feel describe your child, I listed:
- Strong willed
Those words are a source of pride for me - though I'm sure many of you are shaking your heads at my naivety - I hope when he reaches his teenage years that he maintains that steadfast strong willedness, so that when other children are flocking like sheep he is either their badass leader (because for realz, if my child is going to be a hellion out causing a ruckus I feel [now... maybe later I will change my mind] that I would much rather they choose to do so because it is what they want to do and not because they are a mindless lemming) or he is so absolutely fine with marching to the beat of his own drum that he doesn't need the approval of his peers While there are many afternoons where I could bang my head to quiet the voices (of TT & C-McC) that is a part of what makes them who they are...
I had a lovely afternoon chatting with a new (good?) friend of mine... and I brought up this "issue" (if it could even be considered an issue). I wonder that there may be a negative connotation associated with these words... that they will be read and TT will be labeled "a problem". This progressed into a full-on discussion on parenting and our roles... and well, all that to say I had a lovely afternoon and I'm proud to say that TT is indeed strong willed and boisterous!
What words would you use to describe your child?
What do those words (in regards to your child) mean to you?
Are you concerned that there may be a negative connotation associated with that word?
Oh and Ps: Thank you for all the work advice (and for the love), work has been good. I didn't cry, not at all (the night before... yes, but not the day of). Things have gone well, C-McC seems to be adapting and so do I! I miss my boys very much but I am enjoying contact with adults...