This seems like such a simple thing to most parents. We laugh with our children. We cry with our children. We get mad at our children. What I realized at that moment, was that I didn’t remember the last time I laughed with Hunter. I laugh with Grant all the time over silly things. But with Hunter, every day is such a struggle. Homework, baths, clothes, eating, it is all such a battle, that I am not able to enjoy just being his mom.
I dropped him off at school and wept the entire way home. I promised myself at that moment to try to make more of those moments.