People love A. His excitement is just infectious. My friends love him. His friends love him.
Here are some ways people have been describing him to me lately:
crazy pants (ok this was is me but I can say that bc I’m his mom)
he never sits down does he
so much energy
you must be so tired all the time
I could go on. I bet you see a pattern emerging. Yes, I have a very high energy little boy. I never really took offense to these comments bc I knew myself that A is an on the go kind of kid. He has always been that way, even in the womb. I’m used to it.
Recently, a friend made a comment and I shook it off at first bc I didn’t think she meant it that way, but the more I thought about it, the more it got under my skin.
Her comment: “I spent Thanksgiving with my sister-in-law and brother and their son. He was so naughty, hit and was mischievous I was wondering if you had found any good behavior modification books for A that I could suggest to her?”
Should I be offended? Was she inferring that MY baby is all these things?
Is this how people see my baby? I know that he can be rambunctious and a handful sometimes, but he’s never mean spirited. And at 2, I don’t think he has the comprehension to be consciously mischievous or naughty. Yes, we have had some issues with him hitting me or B, but its more of an attention thing as opposed to a mean thing.
ADD and ADHD run in my family so it is something that I’m sensitive to and I worry that A will have it, as boys are more likely to be diagnosed with these disorders. Maybe its just me being paranoid? Yes he is active, but at the same time, he is a sweet boy who can play with his trucks for hours and loves to play outside.
Would you be offended?