Poor Adam. His worst fate was to be born a twin. He should never have been a twin. He should have been a firstborn, or an only child. He hates sharing his mother / grandmother / nanny / toys with his sister, or anyone else for that matter. And he faces a life, or at least a childhood, of enforced sharing. The poor soul.
Adam is such an intense child, he feels things so intensely. He gets SO frustrated or angry or upset. He is going through a particularly frustrating stage, frustrating for him. I can’t catch on quick enough to what he wants, and he gets very upset about it. He throws himself on the ground and cries. Or he throws himself back and bashes his head into my cheekbone. Which is not that much fun, I must say. And sometimes even he doesn’t know what he wants. When he gets like that I am very calm and I just hold him and love him. There is absolutely no use in getting upset because it will just make things worse.
It is hard being Adam.
It is not his fault that he is an asshole at times. You know how they say ‘he is the type of child only a mother could love’? Well, Adam can be a bit like that. But fortunately for him, he has a mother who adores him, a father, a granny and grandpa and a nanny.
Which is fine, but not everyone is blinded by our love. And I think he might be the type of child that friends / acquaintances look at and think “my god, but that child is HARD WORK”.
When he is good, he is very good. But when he is bad, oh my WORD, he is v bad.
I feel so sorry for him. Kate is so cute, and friendly and easy to be with. People make a fuss over her and say how cute / sweet / good she is. Although, luckily for Adam, he doesn’t realize that he might not be viewed as favourably by other people as his sister is. And perhaps this is just a stage. My sister’s one child was a bit of an Adam but now, at four years old, she has changed into a pleasant child. But before that, not so fun.
It just makes me love him even more. My poor little boy. Life is very hard, when you are an Adam. You need lots of your mommy’s love. Luckily I have lots to give. And I will just love that frustrated, cross, bad mood right out the way.
It isn’t easy being an Adam. Luckily, he has a mommy who loves him dearly, even when he is being a bit of an asshole. Now if he could just get rid of that pesky sister, life would be so much easier.