Saturday, January 19, 2008

Good Morning Mom

When my youngest child calls those words at me down the stairs - my inner response is usually one of irritation, or anger or resignation.

Sick? Yeah.

But if that is what you're thinking, you probably don't have a kid with the gaping holes in her attachment like mine has.

At least, I think it is mostly the attachment troubles that are at the root of most of her manipulative behaviours.

For my daughter, the good morning almost never seems to be a genuine greeting. More, it is a throwing down of a gauntlet. Sometimes I get the sense that she is angry or annoyed that I am up and downstairs, possibly spending time with someone other than her.

A big chunk of it could be all in my head too - I know that and I want to work on it some more except that sometimes I also just don't want to have too.

Deeply moving and thoughtful post, huh?


Yondalla said...

Oh but I so understand. I haven't lived with a princess for as long as you have, but I know what you are talking about.

ipm said...

when Elle comes in with a rather chirpy voice I have to wonder what is behind it... and I hate feeling that way.

but usually there is something behind it... :)))

Sunshine said...

I soooo understand. I wish I didn't, but I do.