Does your child ever hurt your feelings?

February 18, 2013


I know that’s a weird thing to ask, and maybe I’m just being overly sensitive these days because I haven’t been sleeping much. (Leo’s night sleeping is still pretty wackadoo.) And although I try really hard not to take things personally, sometimes I just can’t help it.

Scarlett hates my singing.

Every time I try to sing to her, or even if I’m just singing to myself, she cries and tells me she doesn’t like it when I sing. Sometimes she get really sad. Sometimes she’s really angry about it. It’s heartbreaking. I’m not really sure what to do. And it’s not that she wants to sing or sing with me – I’ve asked. She just doesn’t want me to. I love to sing to her. And she hates it.

What can I do?

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  • Reply Becca Dolan February 19, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Melissa- just wanted to share that I’ve heard Audra McDonald tell a story during many of her concerts over the years that her daughter HATES when she sings to her. She joked that she responds with ‘People pay to hear me!!’ So don’t sweat it 🙂

    • Reply Melissa February 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      Becca, thanks for sharing that story! It did actually make me feeling better. 🙂

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