Where’s the guidebook?

by Jen Lee Reeves on September 28, 2010 · 3 comments

in 2010,Mommy Thoughts

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When Jordan was born, I often wished there was a guidebook that helped parents of limb different kids. You know, a checklist of things you can do to make sure your child is getting the care he or she needs. My friends used to joke that this blog was the beginning of a guide for parents in the future.

Now that I feel like I’ve figured out the kind of physical care Jordan needs… I find myself searching for a guidebook again. No, not a self-help book. I just wish I knew if the sibling battles, busy lifestyle and strange attitude problems from the kids are manageable. I wonder often if I’m messing up to a point where the kids will look back and say: that’s when mom really screwed us up. I know no parent is perfect… But I’m feeling a ton of doubt today.

I’m sure I’ll get back to my confident self tomorrow.

But I did try to broach peace between the kids tonight by requiring them to hold hands.

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Jac (Mama Bugg) September 29, 2010 at 5:11 am

I have wished countless times that there were a guidebook. And your blog has been one that has helped me to be ok with there not being a guidebook *lol*!

I think we all have days of self doubt, especially with our kids. We all want what is best for them, and sometimes with a limb difference, it’s not easy to find the best route.

Trisha W September 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

I’m completely certain that I’m messing my daughter up. She’s so much like me that I worry what I’m in store for when she gets older. Heaven help me!! Heaven help the world! I always wanted a mini-me…now that I have one, I feel compelled to warn the world. *smile*

Barbara October 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

I’m counting on the fact that you got your confident self back 2 days ago. I’ve longed for perfect answers myself, too. Often there’s been a significant lag time between when we (as parents) made the effort and when we get the assurance that it was all worthwhile – like after he went to college – ;)

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