Last week Lucy gave us a good scare.
She started throwing her signature tantrums again in full force. And anyone who knows Lucy knows she's got more "tantrum talent" in her pinky finger than most of us have in a lifetime.
She angrily swatted away people who were kind to her or who were trying to help her.
She was entirely impossible to be reasoned with.
And she would NOT stop whining or crying all day long for days and days in a row.
She basically reverted back to her old "monster" self from over a year ago:Dave and I wracked our brains to come up with a solution, but our ears were ringing so much from all her crazy antics we could hardly think. She was killing us.
I finally made the correlation that she started this new craziness around the same time she started this new "dietary supplement" from her new doctor. When I called to ask them if this could be true or just a fluke of timing, they told me it was definitely her new "stuff."
My question is this: Why did they not brace us? Why did they not warn us to get out our ear plugs and take her actions with a grain of salt while she went through what they call "detox" instead of just letting us worry our hearts out?
And my second question is: How have we let ourselves take for granted what an angel she has become over the last year?
She is kind to her friends and she's good at taking turns.
She always says please and thank you.
She snuggles up with her Dora and goes right to sleep when it's bedtime (as long as we do our regular bedtime routine first).
She laughs at jokes, and even makes them up sometimes.
She comes downstairs each morning and proclaims "Good Morning!" to all of us in her sweetest voice.
She can reason things out and she makes me want to kiss her cheeks off all day long.
All that along with the fact that she's a great cupcake maker.
She can keep herself quite busy doing the things she loves.Mmmmmm. Don't you just want a bite of that colorful thing?
I'd personally just like to take a nibble on those cheeks...
Yes, it's true that she has turned from a monster to a little angel over the past year.
And although I would never have thought in the middle of her rough couple weeks lately that I'd be thankful for her horrible behavior, I am.
Because it made me realize how great she's doing.
I am SO grateful to see a vivid contrast to all her progress.