I'm sure I came across this pearl on my Facebook feed, probably from Janet Lansbury. When I change my perspective and see Charlie's difficult behavior as a sign that he is struggling with something, it makes it so much easier for me to come at the situation with a heart of compassion rather than frustration.
Today: another packing day, so Charlie was allowed to watch the t.v. My life would be so much easier if I would just let him watch t.v. all day. There have been periods when I have let him watch as much as he wanted (like when we bought Mia home, and when we were sick) but it makes me feel too uneasy. It makes me feel out of control because it's something I don't want to do, yet I found myself doing it!
So, no losing of the cool today. We are in the city now, and will be here for a week. I left without one spare nappy!