We fit perfectly together.
So I’d been having a minor crisis about neglectfulness before jerkface even commented on the possibility and it’s perhaps why I reacted so strongly against his words. Monday at home was no exception. I’d had a long weekend and was seriously tired. Despite barely seeing the Devil Child the whole time, I just couldn’t play with her like I wanted so I spent most of the day doing my own stuff and subsequently felt really guilty.
I decided to apologise. So after her bedtime story, as she snuggled up, I gave her a big cuddle and said “Hey, I’m really sorry for not spending much time with you today.” She just looked at me and said “That’s alright Mum. I wanted to play by myself!”
So. Not neglect. Independence. I really need to remember that.