Now that everything is back to normal — aka my family is back up North — I have a sigh of relief. Not only was I somewhat dreading their visit because I wanted everything to be perfect, but there is my mother.
Most daughters have a wonderful relationship with their moms, and I have always wished that was my case. You see, my mom has a habit of jumping to conclusions and making assumptions about things instead of asking. I, on the other hand, would rather ask or find the truth before opening my mouth about anything. Because of this, we bump heads quite often. Some people think I am being disrespectful, but if they listened to the way my mom talked to me or anyone else in our family, they would be a lot more understanding. Either way, it is a new week and everyone is back home.
My parents had not seen Sebastian since he was six months. Occasional FaceTime sessions do not really count. So, it was interesting to see my son’s reaction when he saw his grandparents. Since we FaceTime Jeff’s family more often, Sebastian was more likely to open his arms up to Jeff’s mom and dad. Although he did not want to be with my parents at first, with time he got comfortable again.
There were days I just did not want to be bothered with my mom, and those days were usually when I would have to remind myself that it was only temporary and that she would be returning back to NJ once her time here was up. Having someone tell me I was not doing “the best for my son” drove me up the wall because Jeff and I have been trying our best to raise our son without anyone else’s help.
Last night, Jeff told me that his was very pleased with the way we have been raising Sebastian and he thinks we are doing a fantastic job. It is always nice to hear someone’s positive feedback. It reassures you that you are doing the best you can. If only some people would be a little less judgmental. 😉
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