My kid is sick. Ear infection. With the first one we left it too late and her eardrum popped. Let’s not do that again.
The other cut her leg. Germolene is a disinfectant cream. To me it always sounds like the title for an Allman Brothers song “oh Germoleeeeeene” …But I digress.
I am learning that with the girls there is always something to fix. Sort of like my old Audi. It’s part of being at school and growing up.
They bounce back way better than the Audi though. Like little trampolines.
Playing with a young child is humbling. It literally gets you on your knees.
There is a pattern I have noticed. If my daughter asks me to play with her, my initial emotional reaction is always no. I’m tired. I’m busy. It’s hard work.
But then once I process the internal ego, I accept and get on her level and the good vibes start to spread. We have fun.
Few things have forced me to rethink things like child’s play. It gives perspective and requires commitment and a break from all that adult rubbish.
It ain’t easy but it’s good bonding time that impacts me on an unexpected level.