Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tender Heart or Angry Heart?

Christopher continues to confound me. I think we're got Joey pretty well figured out, but Christopher is still somewhat of a mystery. Sometimes he is incredibly tender, but then sometimes he fights us violently! I had pinch marks the other day from his temper tantrums.

I suppose it is silly to bother saying it, but I much prefer seeing the tender side of him. I love it when he runs to find his bible completely out of the blue, and then he acts out Bible time.

"Love God! Obey your parents! Ok, time for bed!"

It makes me laugh. "Really sweetie? Is that all?" Lol.

Sometimes he is so mean! Yesterday he bit Joey's finger, the other day he kicked me, and the list goes on. We're working on his temper. Tim says that sometime in the past he's learned that if he throws a fit long enough or often enough about a potential issue the adult will cave in. I don't know how long it will take to make him understand that we WON'T be moved, and that he can't be willful or have his way all the time, but we're working on it. I wish I knew that he was working on it, but at this time, he doesn't seem to care how naughty he is when he decides he wants something.

Christopher in particular learned some awful concepts in foster care which I won't go into, but it is those ideas we're working on getting out of his brain.

However, no matter how awful he behaves sometimes, I still adore him and am so glad he is my second born child.

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