- 6 months ago
I also don't have anyone that would accept this part of me either. But I've learned that I can accept the little part of me and I can nurture the little part of me. It's not what I WANT, I want external nuturing and acceptance, but I recognize that is an unrealistic expectation in my life. So instead I have "little days" where I set up my house for play and comfort. I put on a movie or a show I like, I make kid treat foods and drinks, I let myself use kid utensils (dining set, silverware, cups, sippys, bottles, which ever I want). I put out my favorite toys to match my mood (Lego, doll house set, coloring stuff, marble run, my old polly pockets, even a few infant toys if I want them). I have a video gamer rocking chair and I just play for a few hours. Then I clean it up, and go back to adult life. I do have a few friends that will play with me, but I have to be careful to present adult when they do!