In January, in our household we have a major upheaval for about one week. After being on a waiting list for roughly five years we are adapting our home for our youngest daughter who has Angelman Syndrome. What that diagnosis means is that she is in a wheel chair , she has frequent epileptic seizures and her motor and developmental skills are way behind. All that being said , things are good. She is making progress in her school, can walk in a walker and her motor skills have improved drastically.
Where does the fear come in you say ?
My oldest daughter who has gone from wanting to be her sister's nurse to not wanting anything to do wither her and on occasion refers to herself as an only child can be really quite dramatic.
Redeeming factor in all of this , I never lost my cool with her today, didn't raise my voice, make things worse, just stayed the course and all worked out in the end. Maybe one day she'll get it, and imitate me as I am now rather than the angry guy I used to be.