Sweet G and listened to Robert Munsch read his very popular children’s book, Love You Forever this morning while doing school. It is a tearjerking book about a mother’s love for her son. Every night after she is sure he is sound asleep she crawls into his room, picks him up, begins to rock back and forth as she sings,
I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always.
As long as I’m living,
My baby you’ll be.
She does this when he is a baby, a toddler, when he becomes a little boy, a teenager, and finally drives across town, climbs into his window and rocks him after he has become a man. I won’t tell you the rest in case you haven’t read it. After finishing the book I had G compare and contrast the boy in the book to himself.
The similarities G came up with were that they had both been babies, they both grew, they both have a Mommy that loves them, and they both have lullabies.
Their differences were that the boy moved away and left his mom but G said, “I’m going to take you with me when I move because I don’t want to have to say goodbye. I will let you and Daddy sleep in the grown-up bed and I will sleep on the couch.” Just when I least expect it he says something that melts my heart. I was reminded of his innocence by that statement. Joey, Trey, and I are the most important people in his world. It isn’t even a possibility in his mind that he will ever desire freedom from Mom and Dad.
The past few days he has had a stuffed up head and runny nose so I slept with him three nights in a row. Last night he really didn’t need me but he kept saying, “Momma, I am still noxious. I don’t think I should sleep by myself when I am noxious because I don’t want to wake Daddy up.” How could I resist that considerate little boy? After all, he was just looking out for his Dad. I’m sure it had nothing to do with watching a clip on Momma’s IPad. ;o)