So I am sure you don’t want to hear every detail about my son getting sick over and over again but it was in this fluster of sickness that I watched in wonder as my three year handled it better than most grown adults do.
Instead of crying, whining, cursing and moaning, he just sat there and dealt with the situation quietly and calmly. It was shocking. I was not expecting this reaction at all. I was bracing for full on meltdowns between vomiting and it couldn’t be more the opposite. And in turn because he was calm, I remained calm as well which was especially surprising for me because typically in stressful situations, I find it hard to keep together (something I am working on constantly). Here it was 2:00am and I was following my three year old’s lead. All this calm between the both of us made it easier to bare. And even in those moments of just feeling absolutely terrible, he was as sweet as pie to me. Just wanted to be held and say “I love you.” Now, I don’t have a lot of basis to
compare since he is my first child, but I thought it was pretty phenomenal (are other children like this?!) that this 3 year old was schooling me on how to remain calm in an uncalm situation.
Those hours taught me a lot about being present and remaining calm under the most stressful of circumstances. So in the end, sometimes you have to take the lead from your child. Sometimes, your child teaches you something you could never have taught yourself and for that reason and from this weekend, he is my own little personal super hero.