I'm not sure how to write about this yet. Some of it seems so simple, that there are answers to the questions that we've had for a while. But it's my kid, and my heart; and it's not simple. Even when it is.
And by talking about what's going on with my kids, I'm doing only that. Not passing judgement on what you do with your kid, or comparing them to anyone else.
Ben was a sweet baby. He was born smiling, and stayed easy. He took naps! He nursed well, and would take a bottle when he needed to. He would allow himself to be held, but would play on a blanket.
As a toddler he was so sweet - walking and talking. School started. Ben started to change. Little by little, what had once been easy started getting more difficult. It was only the beginning.