T H E L I T T L I E S T
He’s dealing with one of his biggest obstacles to date this week. Being a child of a blended family isn’t easy.
As he begins to become his own little person, he is facing real decisions, big conversations and the dynamics of learning he has to handle 2 different homes instead of 1.
My heart breaks for him as he ventures into obstacles that not every other child has to walk though. I want to catch him, protect him and prepare him in every way possible, but I know the truth is something he has to learn on his own.
This littlest man. Is 7, going on 15! He constantly reaches for physical touch to fill his love bucket, enjoys serving others with kind gestures of spending all his money on friends, surprising me with breakfast in bed, or love notes left all over the house. He is tenacious, but oh so sensitive. He gets embarrassed easily and smugs it off as being too cool. He loves fashion, anything with design and that allows him to be creative. He has a passion to cook, but gets bored with eating, doesn’t really like video games and can nap in the car at any given moment. He values authentic apologies, and loves love.
Im equally fearful and excited for his teenage years and adult life. He will challenge me as a parent, push all my buttons and drive me to crack. But I’m confident he will always be kind, will see others before himself and love so very hard through every season.
This week, will be a first for him and navigating the trials of having 2 homes who are on 2 very different pages. For him, that’s not fair, and I so wish there was more that I could do to protect the innocence of his life.
But it begins. Just like his brother before him. He too will learn all the truths. #wickedstepmom
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