My 7 year old son came storming up the steps to the house today after getting off the bus from school. A little person full of fury and indignation toting a star wars backpack. I opened the door to prevent a potential door slamming episode and let him inside. He began throwing his gloves and coat on the floor with great force and his face was bright red with emotion.
I asked, “What happened today that has made you so upset?”
My son replied, “Someone said your mom sucks!”
“Well how do you feel about that, do you think I suck?”I asked.
“NO! I told him you do NOT suck and to stop it!” He tells me fiercely.
“As long as you think I am a good mom and you know I love you, that is all that matters to me. There is nothing anyone else can say that will matter more than how you feel about me. Besides, how can a little boy I never met know if I suck or not.” I tell him while comforting him with a hug.
My sweet little defender with big tears in his eyes . I watch my words sink in. He starts to control his emotions, pushing aside the hurt and anger.
He gives me a big squeeze hug and says, “I love you!”
Trying not to cry I replied, “I love you too.”
After sending him off to get his after school snack, I sat down a little stunned that he was so upset over a few words. Then it warmed my heart to know that I was that important to him. He will always be my biggest defender and I will always be his. We are a team, little man and I.
Little boys really do love their mamas!