Not terrible, but very, very off.
Lots of tantrums and a very uncooperative Kindergartner.
That is just so very, very NOT normal.
My child is usually so mild mannered. So sweet. So compliant. So funny.
Lately shes been a selfish, raging, uncooperative little wretch that I can't talk to, discipline or deal with on any level. We are talking full fledged throwing yourself of the ground and going ballistic. We are talking walking possession.
So I pulled out the bible. No, not The Bible...the other, adoption parenting bible.
The second most thumbed through, cracked spine, dog eared pages in this book? Grief.
Can you say Anniversary Grief?
We've lived it every year since coming home.
How could I forget?
It must be all the progress we've made so quickly.
It's been too much like having a normal kid lately.
Life is anything but normal when you adopt.
Ok. So I need to sit down and re-read the Loss & Grief chapter and get back on track.
Comfy Chair, here I come.