Last night Jaxon was in a hurry to get his pj’s on so he could climb into my bed and watch Diary of a Wimpy kid (it was on the family channel I believe). Anyway, he hurried into his room after his shower and flung open his drawer…and pulled it off the track. For any NORMAL dresser this wouldn’t be a problem, but for Jaxon’s dresser it was…his dresser isn’t designed to come off the track and every time (yes there have been multiple times) he does this my dad has to make a trip to Lowes to get parts to put it back together.
Trying to keep mommy patience in mind, I mumbled something about respect under my breath, put the drawer back in as best as I could (to now match the other 2 broken drawers) and walked out of his room. Being the sensitive boy Jaxon is, he got his pj’s on and came to apologize to me. He sat there and began to ask me to explain RESPECT to him…ahhh, what a moment, I was beyond proud of him. We discussed respect for the next few minutes and then he went off to watch his movie. A little while later he brought me the most amazing picture he had drawn me while sitting in bed. It was a note to show how much he loves and respects me and that he was sorry….talk about melting my heart! At this point I was so proud of him; so many things came to mind…communication, understanding, comprehension, language, art work, compassion, and empathy…YAY!!!
For those of you in the process of recovering your children, stay patient, keep working hard, and you will eventually get the results that you have hoped for!