We've all heard the saying "this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you" in regard to discipline, and when we're the child, we roll our eyes and label it as a complete falsehood.
But now as a parent, I'm starting to believe it.
It has been very difficult to potty train Macey. VERY difficult. I thought that we had a break through and for two weeks she was perfect. It was when we were on Spring Break and she thought that she could not go to school until she did a better job. And also if she did a better job the Easter Bunny would bring her a Tinker Bell dress.
But this week, she just fell off the bandwagon! On Sunday she had three accidents in one day. And then another accident again on Tuesday and another accident again on Wednesday.
Fine. I told Macey that she could not go to school.
But it was not that simple. Emma still got to go to school. So Macey got to see school, touch school, see the other kids at school, and then leave.
She seemed to take it okay and promised to do better. But I was a wreck! Knowing how much Macey LOVES school, I was nearly in tears walking out of the door with her because I knew she was sad.
I'm pretty sure it hurt me more than it hurt her.