Doing the right thing feels awful sometimes

Emmett had a horrible morning.  Both he and Elliott got up at 4am and played Sorry until it was time to get ready for school.

Elliott was very cooperative but Emmett was having a very rough morning. 

I don’t know what’s going on with him but he’s spiraling down and it’s very painful to watch. 

Emmett tried everything he could to avoid going to school but I made him go because I knew he wasn’t really sick. I don’t doubt that he has a tummy ache but why?


I took him to school and walked him in, tears streaming down his face. The Stagg tried to help him but he wasn’t having it.  While he was resting in the classroom, I was told I could leave and that he’d be fine. 

I feel absolutely horrible but it was the right thing to do. 

The truth is, I’m struggling with this right now because all I want to do is snuggle him and rescue him from everything that’s causing him distress.

Sometimes being a parent isn’t easy and doing the right thing feels horrible.

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