SOL 3/4 Boys Need Their Mamas
|4 of 31 for the Slice of Life Challenge from Two Writing Teachers|
When my three kids were younger, I think it was easier to care for them when they didn't feel well. I could give them medicine and cuddle with them, Rocking them to sleep often worked wonders. Now that my kids are all teens/preteens, they refuse to take medicine (unless it is their idea) and are too big to cuddle with and rock to sleep. I feel that I can't really do anything to help them feel better, and they really are making their own choices about what they need. I hate to watch them suffer when they could do something about it, but I am no longer in control...maybe that is why I feel so miserable when they are sick. Control is out of my hands now. It is hard to give up that control element I guess. I should get used to it...soon they will be out of the house and on their own...wow. That is more scary than thinking about sick kids!
Today, I am relishing the fact that my son needs me and wants to cuddle. Today I will do everything I can to make sure he feels better. Soon he won't need his mama anymore. But today, he does, and I'm okay with that.