It's no secret that I love our pediatrician, but at Honeybee's yearly checkup yesterday, he said something that I think bares repeating. (hmm... It bears or bares? Crap! This will bother me all day- someone help me out.)
Back to the point. It was in response to my neuroticness about trying to be a good parent and doing things right for my children and not putting them in therapy- my words not his. Actually, I had just asked several questions regarding whether her behaviors were normal and about her general development and he responded:
"She has been a child her whole life, you have only been a parent for 3 years. She's the pro at it."
This is so true, my neurosis about parenting stem from being feed contradicting information on what I should be doing and how I should be parenting and how no matter what I do, I am doing it wrong.
But Honeybee knows what she is doing. Being a child is what she has done everyday from the minute she was born. I need to just trust that she is doing that just fine.