Parenting can be tough. It’s even tougher when your child has… issues. I’ve been very open about Sapphire’s medical issues, her migraines, asthma, etc but I haven’t really talked about her mental health issues. She comes from a long line of bipolar folks, so it’s no surprise that she has huge mood swings but the meltdowns are what get me. Every. Time.
Eyes glazed over, not a care in the world, looking for a fight and going to be pissed if you don’t give her one. If you do give her one, it can go one of two ways: she’s satisfied that she upset you and leaves you alone, or it spirals out of control and she tries her damnedest to ruin your entire day.
She hates you. She wants you to hurt. She throws things. Kicks things. Screams bloody murder as if you’re beating her, when you’re not even within arm’s reach.
Thankfully, it only happens once in a while, usually when it’s a full moon. I know it sounds crazy, but it is what it is. But it happens. And it’s tough.
The thing is, I’ve never posted about it because I can’t handle your shitty advice. Ouch. I know.