And because of that, Bubby went to sleep with a broken heart and so will I!
I know I’ve said it time and again, but this child, this kind-hearted soul, is one in a million. This beautiful creature, my only son…my baby, has feelings that run deeper than the average bear. He wears his heart on his sleeve (when he wears sleeves of course). He’s amazing, he’s funny, he’s an intellect, and he cares.too.much!
He’s 3 now and aware of “things”. He no longer blows “stuff” off like he used to. Nope…now he takes it personally. Lately, he’s been going through a lot of heart ache. I’m not going into detail to keep this short, but let me assure you, he is not always treated kindly around here…and it hurts him (and me).
Tonight? All he wanted to do was camp out with his sisters. One of them said yes, one said no. And it was NOT a kind no. It was a “get out of here, I’m trying to sleep and you annoy me” kind of no. I heard it. I cringed. And then I held my baby and I rocked him to sleep. All the while I explained that “mean people suck” and that with this heart of his, he would have to learn to cope with this and move on. He sniffled.
I said “Mommy had to learn the hard way too Bubby, we’ll get through this together”. He looked at me with those loving, caring, beautiful blue eyes and said “OK Mommy…I love you!”. And he fell asleep…heartbroken. But he loves me and I won’t let him down. Mean people do suck, but I will NEVER let them suck the life out of the kindest soul I know.
I’m sorry my Bubby has to learn this lesson so early in life. I’m sorry it’s from within our own “family”. But mean people do suck no matter who they are. They’ll make you cry and they’ll be proud of their accomplishments. That’s what makes them suck the most!
Tonight, I will sleep with my baby. He didn’t want to sleep alone. That was his only wish. Too bad his big “sister” couldn’t just be his wish come true. He’s happy in dreamland now and he’s not alone. I’ll protect him from the mean people for as long as I exist. That’s what Mommies do!
Good night Bubby! Don’t let the mean people get you down. They’re out there…and they suck!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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