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Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4:31:28 PM

A moment on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4:31:28 PM

Lola is standing on the side of the couch. Finn is coaxing her to walk towards him. I’m on my computer. Thud.

As she fell, she twisted her body and smacked the back of her on the hardwood floor. Her scream follows.

I’m terrified of head trauma but these things happen as a baby learns to walk. Hardwood tends to be forgiving. Erin runs into the room, panic painted on her face. I instinctively give her my “you need to calm down” look. I’m sure she doesn’t appreciate it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

I already have Lola in my arms and am working to soothe her. In the standing position, it’s easy. She quickly calms down. Erin is asking Finn questions about the incident. She says, “it’s not your fault.” I respond calmly. “It is your fault but it’s fine because this will happen as she learns to walk.”

I want him to be protective of her.

Lola and I are still walking around. I see Finn looking out the window. It’s clear he is crying or almost crying as 12yo boys do. Lola and I sit on his bed.

Finn is sensitive. Too sensitive (in a sweet way). I tell him this. He quickly behaves with a simple cross look. He recoils when the other, less sensitive, kids get in trouble. We appreciate his sensitivity and he needs to be able to be able to make his way in the world with his sensitivities.

His kind, soft nature is one of my biggest worries as a parent. He started Junior High and I know that kids his age prey on sweet, soft natured boys.

Lola, Finn and I read a book in his bed. It was a nice moment.

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