Maybe I should recap and see how I'm doing here - no need actually - our home is kind of a bust at the moment. This challenge is really for a home that doesn't have so much going on. We can't focus on family dynamics right now and my little one has informed me of that. He really wants to have a "normal" house where the families sit down and spend time hanging out - eating - watching TV - talking.
Oh, me too buddy, me too.
So, he was feeling down because he spent some time at a friend's house whose family did that. I let him talk about it and tell me how much he liked being at his friend's. I told him I understand and I would let him go over often. I couldn't promise him we would have a house like that though.
The bid difference? CJ is the youngest and his pal is the oldest. We have older kids headed in a thousand directions. I think that CJ forgets that . . . and we forget how much he still needs us despite being 12.
I don't compare us to other families and really don't like my kids to . . . but I know they can't help it. For the most part my older two would rather have their friends at our house and hang out - but my little one doesn't feel the same.
I am still learning all about him and hope that soon we can give him what he thinks he is missing. I am aware now and I think that is half the battle.