I have a guilty pleasure. Want me to share? I like to watch nanny shows. Perhaps it makes me feel better that my children are not that badly behaved. Oh, wait. Yeah. Reality check. Well, at least they’re different problems.
I mean, I have never seen anyone’s child cut themselves or try to commit suicide. Generally the children run around hitting each other and their parents, screaming, spitting, etc. They seem to have problems that seem so much easier to solve than my own offspring’s difficult, multi-faceted, trauma-induced problems.
There is no easy answer for my children’s problems. One of the British nannies can’t come in and fix us in a week. Trauma takes longer. I don’t know that they will ever recover. It doesn’t matter if I enforce time-outs, or take privledges away. It will still end in depression on suicidal ideation for child #3.
Granted, they are much older than the youngsters featured. However, there are still some similarities. It is sad. I’d like to think that I could handle children with fewer issues than mine. Maybe if I been able to raise my children without the abuse of my ex-husband, but that is neither here nor there. Life did not happen that way. What I am left with is what happened and learning how to heal – myself and my children.
So, what’s your guilty pleasure? A favorite show? Maybe chocolate after the kids are in bed? Care to share? Please do so in the comment section. And don’t worry. I’m in no position to judge!