We have reached a point that we didn’t think we would hit until Maddy reached the age about of 13. We are officially way uncool, not any fun and total downers.
The trouble stems from the fact that as her parents we have to decide on boundaries and tell her things like “no,” ” stop,” and “that is absolutely not appropriate.” It doesn’t help that Maddy’s life is filled with yes men. Lots of people that simply live to provide her with her every one of her hearts desires. I love that she is loved by so many people, but all those yes’s really make our no’s sort of invisible. Us “no men” are slightly outnumbered.
Luke is taking it pretty hard. He definitely liked life as the Daddy that could do no wrong. I am a little more adjusted to it but as I have mentioned before she
tests my teaches me lessons in patience everyday.
We can’t help but wonder how long this phase will last. We have always known that as parents we would have to play the bad cop role sometimes, however, I don’t think either Luke or I thought that the bad cop role would feel so permanent and nonstop. Never ending no’s while other people get to swoop in and save the day is a little rough.