Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Oh! Be still my heart...

My heart can't take this sweet, sweet sorrow from my 5 year old...

A few moments ago, I was browsing on the net (and NO. My dishes aren't done. Get off my BACK, would you?) while Evan watched the remainder of "The Little Mermaid" that Corinne had put in before her nap. I heard the ending credits running and then Evan's little feet padding into the computer room. Looking up, I saw huge tears in his chocolate brown eyes and heard the sniffling of his nose.

"Baby! What's wrong?" I asked, as I gathered him into my arms. (I had a feeling, but waited for the answer).

"It's just that the ending was really sad! Ariel got turned into a human and had to leave her Daddy and home... Why did he do that?" tears are running down his cheeks by now...

I consoled him best as I could, and explained that they could still see each other on a boat and Ariel could visit in a swimming suit, but her Daddy loved her so much that he was willing to be sad without her in order to make her happy.

Awwwwww..... Right? He gets so heartbroken over the idea of growing up and leaving home (as do I!). Some songs, like "You are my Sunshine" make him start to cry when he thinks about being "taken away" from us!

I know! He's so sensitive and sweet (when he's not mauling or headbutting you). Rips your heart out...

That said, we are going to watch Toy Story and cuddle. A busy day, when you consider we spent an hour, an HOUR! at the park after kindergarten!!!! Spring! Bring! It! On!

21 comments:

Don Mills Diva said...

Aww - bless his dear little heart.

Hannah said...

Awww! I so sympathise ... my 5-year-old son is exactly the same. He's gotten a bit "tougher" since starting school, but is still VERY sensitive inside.
Put it this way, our boys' future wives are going to LOVE that they are so sensitive and feel so deeply! Imagine!!

PS. Enjoy your special day together. Toy Story is a good movie, huh? No real sad bits :-)

Tracey said...

Ugh. I forgot that in Toy Story 2, Jessie gets morose over losing her first owner...

Mom24 said...

Mine swore they were NEVER going to college until I assured them they could live at home if they still wanted to!

Beck said...

Sniff. Poor Ariel. At least Disney changed the ending of the fairy tale - can you imagine how traumatized he'd be by the REAL story?

Elizabeth said...

Yes, Aaaaaaawwww. That is truly and beautifully sweet. What a sensitive guy.
And what is UP with You Are My Sunshine? I have to say, I always replace the last line with "and I love you more everyday." A bit happier, you know?

Beth
Total Mom Haircut

Melissa said...

So sweet! Sounds like my oldest... enjoy it. Mine is still sensitive, but he's starting to notice that the other boys aren't that way... makes me sad to think about it :(

Alex Elliot said...

What a sweetheart!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Aw! My eldest always cried at that song too. And he would never watch any of those sad disney movies. He balled out loud in the theatre at Stuart Little and the Tigger Movie. All the mommies said, "Awwww....."
your boy sounds so sweet and lovely, lucky mommy!

Kristi said...

So adorable. I love those unexpected moments of emotion. Even my 18-month-old will come up to me for no reason and hug and kiss me...after I've just yelled at her, of course.

Kami said...

What a sweetheart! My Jack is the same way but then will go and kick his brother for no reason.

Gotta love the testosterone to balance them out huh?!

Tami said...

I have a 9 year old who used to cry when I would sing "WE Love You Conrad" from the musical. I always insert my children's names and when it got to the part where I sang, "When you're not with me, I'm blue" he would always start to cry. He doesn't do that anymore but I still sing this song to him and his younger siblings.

Jamie said...

What a sweetheart!! But I bet one day he will want to kill you for writing this post. :)

We are THAT Family said...

That is so sweet. Kids always make you think of things--my son is like that--my daughter? She's like me, it's about the romance! http://www.wearethatfamily.com

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Bless his heart. I used to sing You Are My Sunshine all the time to my boys. Until one day Twink B started to cry and I really thought about the lyrics...really sad!

kimmy said...

That is so sweet. I get all teary-eyed when I think of my kids growing up too!

Kimmy

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Awww, a sensitive man in the making, the best kind!

Lizzy

Elle*Bee said...

He sounds just like Son #3 (who turned 6 a few weeks ago). Especially the Dr. Tenderheart/Mr. Headbutt. (Jeckyl and Hyde have nothin' on my kid!)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, how sweet. That's like my middle son. Hopefully Toy Story was much less stressful on his little heart!
: )

Steph

Lis Garrett said...

Oh, it makes me want to cry just thinking about him crying - LOL! I know exactly how he feels. ;-)

Anonymous said...

That "You are my sunshine" ending has always made me sad! When we sing it we say...

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
You are my sunshine
all through the day!

Much happier! :)

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