Discovering your parents are human!

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  • Princess Daisy Boo
    Princess Daisy Boo

    A bit of background: A young actress in a local soapie was killed tragically a few weeks ago. The producers of the program which is screened daily, decided to kill off her character. Today's episode revolved aroung her funeral.

    Now I am a bit mushy and I shed a tear or two whilst watching. My little boy noticed and he got so upset! He started crying which made me cry even more. Eventually when I regained my composure and managed to calm him down, he looked at me and in all seriousness said "I didn't know Mommies and Daddies can get sad and cry".

    So I was wondering whether this is the first time in his 4 years and 11 months that he realised that I am human?

  • ex-nj-jw
  • Princess Daisy Boo
    Princess Daisy Boo

    Don't you hate it when you click "enter" before you have started typing... sorry for the earlier blank post!

  • ex-nj-jw

    Awe, that's sweet! Once when my middle son was about 4 he saw me crying, I forget what for. But ran and got his story book opened it up and started reading it to me (by the pictures he couldn't read words yet), all the while he was patting me on my leg. I cried even more because he was trying to comfort me, when he finished his reading he kissed me on my cheek and said, "it's gonna be ok", you want some juice?

    All I could is laugh at that point. A story, some juice, a pat on the leg and kiss that's all it took in his little mind to make mommy happy again. It worked because I started laughing.

    This probably was the first time in his little life that your little man realized that mommies get sad too. Give him a kiss for me, it brought back memories of my kids when they were little.


  • aSphereisnotaCircle

    Your story is so sweet, sometimes we forget how little ones see things a little differantly.

    My little one is fascinated by the moon.

    One day there was a big full moon visible during the daytime. We were playing out in her sandbox when she noticed it. She reached up to the sky and said uh....uh.....uh, the typical way toddlers ask for something.

    Playing along with the game I stood up and started to reach for the sky, as soon as I did that she got a big smile on her face and eagerly waited for me to hand her the moon.

    I reached up as high as I could and said uh...uh...uh.

    When she saw that I could not reach the moon she burst into tears.

    I felt so bad................... I really did want to give her the moon.

  • Princess Daisy Boo
    Princess Daisy Boo

    I can totally relate to those stories! It is such an amazing priviledge to the "be all" of someone's life.

    Awwww... Now I am crying again... God, what a soppy girl I am!

  • Hope4Others

    You know before you realise it they will be all grown up, and then you will say to them remember when you were

    little and you.....gosh they grow so quick. Everything they do when they are young is so precious.


  • real one
    real one

    it is good to let them see you cry because often we like to hide this from our children. They grow up thinking your a sissy if you cry, especially boys.

  • kurtbethel

    Think about it. To a small child parents and other big people are godlike.

    It takes age and experience to realize that big people are really just small people who have been around a long time and got bigger. He just got a peek at that concept.

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