Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Pee is universal
If you are parenting a child of trauma and you have younger kids in your home, you know the mess this can create.
You can walk in one day to discover your 5-year-old attached child getting upset about something. Instead of showing some sass or having a typical 5-yr-old throw down, you discover this child mimicking a trauma rage.
Cause they've learned from the best.
Of course, in this house, you can only imagine what an easy set-up it was for the youngest to figure out how to speak in pee instead of, oh just refusing to pick up, etc.
Of course, this is not trauma related, so it's not a daily thing. But alas. It is pee. It is not in an appropriate receptacle.
I loathe the pee (holy CRAP, do I look like warmed over death in that video - it triggers ME just looking at it!).
I have to work harder on a poker face with the pee than with any other whonky behavior we have yet to experience, and that is saying a LOT.
Yesterday I was singing the urine blues. Today that child has decided there may be more effective ways to get what they want and have their voice heard.
I'm going to the health food store later to find a homeopathic "make them forget everything they have ever seen or heard from an older sibling" pill. Really hoping they're not too pricey.
(very appropriate photo by Michal Zacharzewski, used with permission)