Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Go On and Break It

This morning I was sitting in the car with Anthony waiting at the end of our drive for the neighbor to swing on by and pick him up to head to the bus stop. While we were waiting, Anth asked me to pull up the map on the navigation thing in the car. We looked at the map for a minute and then he began to tell me where our house was. I corrected him and pointed out where our house actually was and.....and then he got mad and stopped talking to me and pretty much ignored me the remainder of our wait.

Our neighbor finally pulled up and I told Anthony I loved him. He didn't say it back. He got out of the car, closed the door, and just like I always do, I blew him a kiss. He watched me without blowing a kiss back. 

Wow.....Break. My. Heart. 

When do children learn how to break their Mama's hearts?.....intentionally? 

When he gets off the bus this afternoon, I'm going to give him a big 'ol bear hug and show him that even when he's angry with me and tries his best to hurt my feelings, this Mama will always have a heart so full of love for him. Even if it did take all day to put the pieces back together!

With love,
Mama Hauck


  1. My mother used to write 'love notes' on my paper lunch bags. I remember the day I finally told her I was a big boy and too old for them. I'm not sure how she really took it at the time but she handled it well. Years later I told her how much I regretted saying that, and she just shrugged it off with a laugh which made me feel better. If I broke her heart at the time it wasn't intentional, still it saddens me sometimes to think that children have to grow up.

  2. That is a great idea and such a positive way to handle it :) I remember fighting with my mom all the time...looking back you always wish you didn't.

  3. Mamas don't hold grudges. :) Your mother sounds wonderful. I'm waiting for the day Anthony doesn't want to hold my hand anymore. *sigh* There is no stopping them from growing up.

    So true, Jill. Sometimes I think, "If I only knew then what I know now...." I know a lot of things would have been done differently. But that's the way life is. Love you!


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