I’m nothing less than mortified to find that Miley Cyrus has an extremely accurate depiction of one moment in my life this week. Miley. Cyrus. What the hell is the world coming to?
“Don’t you ever say I just walked away
I will always want you
I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was wreck me”
Parenting is hard. And kids will find your weakest point every time. But you’d think I’d eventually get over feeling broken by this child.
Last week’s Forever Family discussed T-man’s reaction to a genetics unit in his science class. Well, not so much the genetics unit itself as his classmates’ response when he asked how to complete a homework assignment if you’re adopted.
Let’s just say the other kids sounded…startled. And expressed that feeling. Loudly.
We let it rest for a while, giving T-man time to settle back into himself before I revisited the issue this week. I wanted the chance to talk with him more about two things: how he felt about the other kids’ reactions, and what their words meant to him.
It was a little rough.
Join tomorrow’s Forever Family to discuss wounding words and how to handle them. I’d love to hear your opinions!