Why I feel like I’ve passed a kidney stone

September 14, 2011

Dear Max

While I’ve fortunately never had a kidney stone or had to pass one (I believe they’re agony), I’m allowing myself dramatic licence when I say that after the weekend, it feels like I got rid of one. See, I was very very anxious about your transition to me on the weekend, and how you’d manage sleeping in a new house, and in your new Podo cot.

But dude, I think I underestimated your resilience, strength and wisdom, for you have taken to the change like you take to Flings and tomatoes and tomato sauce – really well. You have amazed me and I’m grateful for your ability to settle in new places so well. You’ve slept through all nights, you totter around like you’re going places (and you are), and you already know how to turn on the TV, identify all the animal magnets on the fridge, and point to the Hello Kitty clock saying “kitteeee”.

You are literally the light in the house and loving your new car (“caaaar caaaar caaaar”), sitting in your chair to eat breakfast rolled oats (redistributed from your mom’s bowl), and bathing with Shipmate bubbles and about 65 plastic toys.

Although our family is really small here, our love and the extended love you get (from school, from friends, from Serendipity) will go the distance for you.

Thank for a smooth transition. I sometimes think you have carried me and not the other way round.

I love you,

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  • Tania

    Wow, this made me tear up. Sending you virtual hugs.

    September 14, 2011 at 8:18 am Reply
  • Sharon

    So glad that the transition has gone smoothly. Nothing like dealing with change and a difficult toddler at the same time!

    September 14, 2011 at 8:36 am Reply
  • nickistormdadic

    He is an incredible child with an equally incredible mother – you compliment each other in every way possible x

    September 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thank you so much… Really appreciate the support

      September 15, 2011 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Taryne Jakobi

    well done to both of you, at 40(ish) i still struggle to cope with change….

    September 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm Reply
  • Joan

    If you are suffering from kidney stones and the horrible pain associated with this disease, I’ve got great news for you! First, kidney stones are usually passed without using any treatment because the body was created to pass them through normal amounts of hydration (water). And if you didn’t know, you probably have this disease because you are not getting adequate amounts of water in your diet. (You should be drinking 10-12 tall glasses of water per day.)

    December 12, 2011 at 7:44 am Reply
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