Being Sheep

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."John 10:14-15

Monday, July 8, 2013

Birthdays and Trauma

Sometimes being a "trauma mama" involves canceling your birthday boy's lunch at a restaurant because birthday boy is hiding in a closet to get away from his screaming brother. Your other child hid in his room for some peace and quiet and the trauma boy is still screaming.

Birthdays are often hard for kids with trauma histories. We've never had quite this much of a problem before though, so I didn't plan ahead with a baby-sitter or anything. Now I know better.

Birthday boy got pizza for lunch (that we could eat at home!), a couple of presents he wanted, and a special dinner. He also played a ridiculous amount of Minecraft today. ;) Trauma boy went to bed early and the rest of us enjoyed dessert.

I told birthday boy I would make it up to him later this week; he handled it so well, but it made me really sad that his birthday ended up like that. Gotta love my boy who said, "It's ok, Mom. It's not like it was your fault or anything!"