Son has been a little unsettled for the last couple of days. Not wanting to sleep, groaning and grizzling, waking at night and just generally wanting more cuddles than his usual self. If you have met my son Lux then you would know that means a hell of a lot of cuddles as he is a super smoochy baby.
I can’t help but to explain his different behaviour as “he’s getting a tooth”. What else could it be?? The unexplained changes in your baby’s mood, eating habits and sleeping patterns always has to be ‘a tooth’. So why as parents do we feel we need to constantly explain and account for our children’s behaviour. Why do we always feel like we have to have an explanation.
I know in my 2 yr old daughters case when I take her out in public she doesn’t like people to even look at her let alone bend down and say hi. She very impolitely says a definite and loud ‘NO’. I then turn around and apologise.
Why do we feel the need to apologise? Why can’t she just be a 2 year girl that prefers to speak before spoken too.
As a parent our job is to rear and guide our kids through life teaching them resilience along the way. We must allow them to have personality and flair whilst teaching them manners and respect for all life. Why do we let our own insecurities as mothers get in the way of allowing our children to express themselves.