Friday, February 29, 2008

Mama Bear

Evan was sitting forlornly on the family room floor a while ago...

"I'm afraid they'll laugh at whatever Lego ship I build. It'll never be as good as theirs are..."

Broke. My. Heart.

Also? Made me want to throttle his brother and friend. (I somehow got roped into a sleepover tonight.... Not quite sure how...)

I sat on the floor and helped him construct the coolest of cool Lego ships. I also told him that if anyone ever hurt his feelings and laughed at him, he needed to remember that their opinion isn't as important as HIS is. I also told him that I'd smack any kid from here to the Moon that made fun of him (which, in hindsight, might not be the best reassurance. But I was flying solo and angry...). He smiled with his new ship in hand, and walked into the front room to show the big boys, who said:

"WHOA! Evan, that is the COOLEST ship!! I've never seen one like that before! Awesome!"



His grin was ear to ear. No blood shall be shed by this Mama bear tonight....

15 comments:

Melissa said...

My mama bear comes out a bit too often... it's hard to control - sounds like you did a pretty good job though! Where's the picture of the really cool Lego boat??

Family Adventure said...

Another Mama Bear checking in here...good going!

Heidi

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

what a sweet mama you are. I would have liked to see your lego ship!

the dragonfly said...

I'd have liked to see the Lego ship too. And how wonderful for Evan to be rewarded by praise from the other boys.

Lis Garrett said...

I have a ferocious mama bear deep within me - it scares me at times!

Hooray for Evan's Lego ship!

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

You are a good mama bear...I am finding my lego skills are improving in leaps and bounds since the boys started playing with them, who would have known that I could be a lego architect LOL

Real World Mom said...

Aw, good job, Mom!

Kami said...

You done good Mama Bear!

:-)

Jamie said...

You are the best mama. And a wicked ship builder too.. pretty impressive.

Hannah said...

What a great Mama!!

I bet Evan was soooooo happy!!

Elle*Bee said...

Way to go, mama bear. Sometimes we just need to step in. I wish my Son #1 (the one who closely resembles your oldest) could bottle and share his sense of self-worth with others. (heck, I could use a dose, too!) I'm feeling a blog post coming on....

Kristi said...

What a great mom you are. Your children are so lucky to be the recipients of your mothering ability...and your fine ship-building skills.

Kathryn said...

Oh. It is just so hard to be a younger brother sometimes. Such a sweet mama.

Miss Hope said...

And she scores!

Don't ya just love hallmark moments like this?

Anonymous said...

I wish you were my mom.

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