And, he’s in a bit of a state of grief about it. He’s trying to deny he has a problem. He’s trying to find another way around having to take the medicine. He’s trying to bargain. He wishes I hadn’t taken him to see the doctor. None of these strategies are going to work. As his mom, I know, this is just one of those things he is going to have to accept.
Which brings me to today’s topic. Life isn’t fair. I agree with my son. Ideally, he and I and his father shouldn’t have to deal with this. But we do. And the sooner he and we accept that reality, the sooner we can start coping with it. Is the coping going to be easy? No; of course not. But we don’t have a choice. This isn’t something that can be just wished away or ignored.
Accepting reality, as unpleasant as it can sometimes be, is important if you are going to cope with anything successfully.