Over the last couple of days, little Furey has had a fever. Its been climbing up and up, then dipping down to almost nothing, before taking off again like a rocket ship. I am exhausted.
Upon reflection, I realise why (although sleeping on her bedroom floor does have something to do with it). I feel that I have been fighting her fever – as if I am responsible for forcing it back down again through sheer will-power! How utterly ridiculous! Sure I administered medicine to get it back down, but the mental effort, all that thinking and expended energy was unnecessary.
As parents we can feel that through sheer willpower, we will keep our children, and their worlds safe and together. Its as if the parenting instinct has gone into overdrive and misfired. It doesn’t have to be this stressful! We need, and I need, to acknowledge what is within my super-parenting powers, and what is not. And then get some more sleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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