It's been rough this week I am not going to lie. In fact it has gotten so hard and down right challenging that Jack suggested I call my Dad and ask for advice on handling a "certain child" who shall remain nameless to protect his anonymity (it's Harry ;))
So I did. I called my dad.
"Love is what this child needs." Said my oh so wise father (He knows a thing or two about managing crazy children) "He is having a hard time knowing his place in the family. It's Classic 'middle child syndrome'. LOVE and Lots of it. Outward affection." Then the little insecure little girl came out (she always comes out when she talks with her daddy, it's the snuggle up in Daddy's lap that will always be apart of her) "But dad, I always show him love. I scoop him up and kiss him. I play games with him. I say "I Love you" a millions times a day!"
Then my patient father replied again with "love .....He needs more of it. He needs to be smothered in it"
So! This week I am working on smothering one of my children with love. The others will get love as they always do. But this one he needs to stand out above the rest. The others know where they stand in the family and by golly this guy will know without a shadow of a doubt where stands. Which is in our arms. Give More Love. Don't let a moment slip by.