I commented on one of Barbara’s posts that really got me thinking. It is easy for me to stand by J and support him when he is doing the right thing by making good choices. When J messes up, my immediate reaction is raging anger, quickly followed by such profound disappointment that I am ready to turn my back and walk away. The odd thing is…I don’t walk away? Why? Self preservation doesn’t seem to easily kick in for our children and evidently not for many parents either. The sane thing to do after getting burned so many times is to walk away. J making a poor choice followed by me making a poor choice is the definition of insanity…and that my dears is what makes this merry-go-round spin. One day I want to be really strong and hop off…I am just not strong enough to do that yet but I am working on it. AND when I am ready, I am taking Barbara with me!
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