The post below this one is all about Isaac's comforts in life. Now, I have to share a story of how my kids tried to comfort me yesterday.
IT HAS BEEN A ROUGH MONTH FOR ME!! I am just going to lay it all out there for you. No pretending. Sometimes I think that as bloggers we portray this amazingly happy wonderful life. This is expected since we blog about the good things that happen to us. Our children's milestones, funny things they say(such as this post), and ah-ha moments that we have along the way. It is so good that we have blogging that allows us to capture the good in our lives but.... lets face it; it's not always good. It isn't always a walk in the park.
Well... I haven't been walking in any parks. I have had some struggles this month. It's nothing to worry about, I will bounce back. But for now... let me wallow in it.
Anyway on to the kids... and the comfort... When Jex came home from school yesterday, Stella mentioned, "Mommy was sad today." At that moment Jex walked over to me and said:
"So what happened here in the 7 hours that I was away? Is there anything that you need to talk about?"
I proceeded to be honest, because I think honesty is good. I think it is good for our kids to see that we have real concerns and feelings too.
I mentioned things like: "Mommy feels lonely." "I don't have many friends here."(which I do, I was trying to explain things in a way that they might understand) (In my world, it's I don't have time to spend with my friends here.) "I miss my Mommy in Utah, and your daddy while he is at work all the time."
Jex in all his wisdom said, "you do to have friends." I said, "who?" He named a few. Then I said, "You are right, but I don't have anytime to spend with them."
He said, "I know mom, you are busy taking care of us, but..(and here comes my problem solver in action) you could also go out after you put us to bed, and see a movie with your friends. Make sure it is a night that dad is not on call."
Then at the exact same time Stella and Jex said simultaneously, "see, you don't need to feel lonely."
I am thankful for my little comforters. It is so nice to know that your children love you, and want to help in any way that they can. I am glad that they are both sensitive enough to recognize when their crazy old mother need some words of comfort.
I enjoy getting advice from a 4 year old, and six year old.
I think I am going to take their advice.
Anyone want to go to the movie?