I don’t mean to disrespect you or anger you. That is never my intention. My motives are pure and innocent. I don’t want to cause you frustration, but I do want to have fun, be stimulated, try things on my own…and have your attention.
I love it when you look at me with a smile. I love when you talk with me. I love when you listen to my stories, and I love hearing your stories. I like playing with you and being curious with you. I love your hugs.
You are my safety. I want to trust you. I look up to you. I learn from you and your example.
Sometimes I have big feelings and I can’t control myself. I want to release my emotion through crying or yelling or stomping. This is how I express myself and show you how I’m feeling. Can you see me for who I am? Can you love me even when it’s hard to love me?
I’m not trying to be difficult, I just don’t have the skills yet to understand myself and express myself well. Please show me through your behavior the way to be. I will learn.
I love you Daddy,