More often than not, I want to talk about my kid. So much so that I frequently worry that I'm that really annoying mom who talks about her child too much. However, there have been a few days in her 18 months of life, and I'm sure there will be days in the years to come, when I just don't want to talk about my daughter. These are just a few of the reasons why I don't want to talk about my kid today, and maybe, even tomorrow.
My daughter joined our family through adoption on her third day of life. We were and are overjoyed to have her in our life, but adoption is not possible without great loss for my daughter and for her birth parents. There are some days when that reality is particularly poignant and I need to spend more time in my head than speaking out loud about my daughter. While it may seem that I've brushed you off in talking about her — how glorious and hilarious she is, how cute her little pigtails are now, or even the latest word she's come out with — sometimes there's a lot of processing going on in my head.
As parents, we all struggle at certain points with talking about our children. Not every single moment of parenting is perfectly wonderful, and sometimes it's just downright hard to be reminded of the struggles going on at home. Or maybe you don't want to talk about your kid today because you've talked about him or her every other day for the last however many years. Either way and whatever the reason, let's all try to give each other a bit of a break in the personal-questions department today.