Jekyll & Hyde
After my last blog post, SS10 changed his tune and became a perfect angel again. I just don't understand it. He was a terror this weekend; rude, condescending, entitled, superior to everyone. And two days later, he was sweet, well mannered, and considerate. He has been saying "please" and "thank you," he has been helpful around the house, and he has done as he is told without argument.
DD just turned 4 months old and it was discovered that she needs a helmet to correct her plagiocephaly (flat head). SS accompanied us to the appointment on Monday because we didn't have a sitter. He expressed concern at the appointment and spent time helping us pick out designs for her helmet. He has been very helpful with her since, trying to calm her when she is fussy, playing with her during tummy time, watching her baby shows with her. Tonight, he had a friend sleep over and he asked his friend to go play in the basement with him so they did not wake DD. When getting ready for bed, he kept super quiet to not wake her up. He did all of this unprompted.
I know that this kid is likely highly conflicted. He is stuck in the middle between BM/GF and us, even though we aren't trying to put him in the middle. He knows he has to be a certain way to appease BM and GF and he probably knows he will be interrogated after each visit. I know he is in an impossible situation, but I just don't get the Jekyll and Hyde complex that we experience, constantly flipping between both during visits.