Here is what I heard everyday from a certain little boy
As the time passed, the concept didn't change it jsut got longer.
Mom, I will be good today,
"oh I am so glad"
Mom, I won't scream in school today,
"oh good, because who missed out on fun"
Me . . .
Mom, I love you
"I love you too Buddy"
Mom, I need socks.
Ugh and that is where the problem lies.
And maybe I am the one at fault.
Because this same conversation (besides the screaming in school)
Happens all day long
WHEN HE NEEDS SOMETHING.
Mom, blah, blah, blah
I love you,
I need food or socks, or toy or any of a hundred other things.
And every time he says Ma, I love you I pray in that second it isn't going to be followed up by anything else.
And every time, we go over explaining to him that all he has to ask for is the item.
Am I thrilled for his language - of course,
Am I thrilled he even utters the words - ya betcha,
But still my heart breaks for him.
Until today when I heard
Ma, I need socks please!!