Today, as my children and I prepared for the school day, my son asked, “Mom, will you be coming on the fieldtrip tomorrow?” I said yes, and his response almost made me cry.
Some nine years ago, he climbed on the bus for kindergarten. He was tentative and gave me a big hug and kiss before he climbed on board. Within six months, I was told, “Can you kiss me at home before we walk to the bus stop?” My heart sank.
Now, he’s a fourth grader, and usually doesn’t want me to show affection toward him in public.
But today, he showed enthusiasm by answering “Yeah!”
I am mother. Hear me roar.