Delaney is MAD. And I don’t mean angry. I mean she is MAD – that is, MOMMY ATTENTION DEPRIVED. Well, at least that is what she would have you believe. I cannot move from one room to another without my Mini-Me. It seems as though she is permanently attached to one leg or another.
Yes, she is only 3 1/2, but, at least for the past few days, she has been unwilling to allow me out of her sight. We have played, we have colored, we have done puzzles, we have tickled, we have sang songs, we have dressed up, we have played bingo, we have even watched the occasional episode of Dora or Diego, and yet, she is constantly at my elbow (or at my knees if following me into the bathroom counts).
On one hand, it is sweet. But on the other….it is driving me a bit MAD.
I chatted with a dear friend about this….and she mentioned a similar struggle. Of course, she also reminded me that it will not always be this way. There will come a time when Delaney will be more than happy to spend time without me. I dread that day more than the MAD day I am experiencing!
So…the extraordinary moral of the day: Appreciate now. Be ‘present’ with my family, with my time.