I have two kids. One is a mini version of me now. One is a mini version of me then.
My son has many of the traits that I have worked so hard to overcome.
The perfectionism. The rigidity. The anxiety and worry.
He’s hard on himself. He’s hard on others.
He takes things so seriously.
He internalizes. He absorbs.
He keeps it all in, or he explodes.
He’s controlling. He can be unforgiving.
He hates change. He holds himself back. He lets fear rule.
He’s so much more than that and many, many wonderful things, but these are the things I struggle with.