Sunday, June 9, 2013

Conversations with a 4-year-old

Our recent move has really thrown off my son, who's 4, and he has developed a mean case of separation anxiety because of the instability. Te only people our kids are allowed to stay with are our parents and Kevin's grandparents, so the sudden change in behavior has me stumped and frustrated.

He says things like, "I'm gonna miss you when I'm gone at grandma's. I'm gonna miss you so much mom."
Other times he says, "I love you so much Mom, I always want to be with you. I'll die without you, Mom. I can't breathe without you. I can't sleep without you."
Dramatic much?

As we cuddled in his race car bed tonight he held my arm tight and wrapped my hand in his little boy hand, fingernails freshly clipped, and he kissed my nose, forehead, and cheeks. (He's too much of a big boy to kiss his mother on the lips...*sniff)

As his mother, I realize the separation anxiety will start to fade and soon he'll be back to his confident self, even if he's still a momma's boy. So I'm going to enjoy every single one of his snuggles, tight hugs, and nose kisses.

I love you as much as the sun comes up, Cole, and more than the stars in the sky.


  1. He is so cute! I also love your tattoos. Age four was my favorite with my nephew! They start to get sassy around that time!