Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sensitive Soul

When I was little, I used to cry at the drop of the hat. Sensitive? A cry baby? Whatever it was I am paying for it now.

Tears are not uncommon around here for Bailey. Let's take today for example:

*"Bailey I think your shirt is on backwards," I said trying to help him get it turned around.
"But I did my best," he said bursting into tears.
(and so the shirt stayed on backwards until it was time to take a bath)

*Walking to the dry cleaners to pick up Hub's work shirts, Bailey wants to hold Sophie's hand, but she pushes Bailey's hand away- tears.

*"That hurts, Bailey. Stop pinching my arm."- tears

So, when I heard crying coming from the bathroom earlier this evening, I wondered what in the world had happened. Cautiously, I approached the bathroom and knocked on the door. "Bailey, what's wrong?"

"Look, Mommy, look," he said pointing to the bath mat. Somehow it had gotten flipped over and pushed to one side. "I can't fix it."

"Ok," I said getting down on my hands and knees, "Let's fix it together."

Before I could even start, he threw his arms around my neck and said, "Love you, sweet Mommy!" (And for me, there were almost tears.....)


Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, how sweet Bailey is!

I have a sensitive little guy too and I love that about him! For example, when he accidently bumps me or something, Snuggle Bug will stop what he's doing, look me in the eyes (sometimes placing both his hands on either side of my face) and ask, "You otay, Mommy?"

I hope my little guy grows up to be a sensative man.

Tigermama said...

Awwwww what a sweetheart. Sensitive is good!

kailani said...

What a touching moment!

My daughter is the same way, very sensitive. The most unexpected things can make her cry. It gets very frustrating at times but I guess I would rather have a sensitive child than an insensitive one.

Mike said...

I know what you mean. Just this morning, my 3-year old ran towards me, crying.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

A second passed. Then another.

Finally, in between sobs, my 3-year old said, "I'm watching too much TV."


chelle said...

Being sensitive is so sweet. Although I imagine after a few "minor" incidents it could get a little frustrating! How so adorable that he appreciates your efforts too!