Now that small boy is back to himself, I've entered recovery mode. I knew there would be a period of re-adjustment after his surgery....I just didn't realize that I, too, would need to readjust.
I mean, I knew that
right after small boy's surgery, we'd coddle him a bit to make sure that he
recovered physically. I also knew that I'd be intensely involved in his
every moment. As a result, I anticipated that we'd have to do some
"re-training" after his recovery period was over to shift his behavior
back to acceptable norms.
What I didn't anticipate was how hard it would be for me to turn off
my hyper-involvement in the details of his life. I forgot how
difficult it is to shift from crisis mode to normal-living mode.
Needless to say, it is a little bit emotionally bumpy around our house