Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sticks and Stones...

The old saying, "sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me", is a lie.

Being a Mom has taught me so much, my relationship with my first born son has taught me more.  My son, Keagan, is a 5 year old that is going on 30.  When I discribe Keagan to people, I say that he is sweet, kind, smart, quick and funny.  I often will tell Keagan that my favorite thing about his is his heart.  Its not often that we disagree, we have the kind of relationship where a look says more than words and a stern "i'm disappointed in the choice that you made" is a far worse punishment than a time out. He loves to make me proud.  So, last night when the following words came out of his mouth, I could have been literally hit by a bus and not known.

It was 8:45 bath time and we had just come inside from playing, my husband and daughter went to move the sprinkler before coming in.  When Keagan found out that sissy was still outside with Daddy he wanted to go too.  Of course, at this time, he had already had his clothes off and the bath was running.  I told him that they will be inside in a second and that he needed to stay inside.  He responded with....


I just stopped and said, "okay".  I had never heard anything like that come out of Keagans mouth.  The fact that he even thought it long enough to say it, broke my heart.  Now, I think that if you are a parent you will hear those words at least once in your life.  But to be honest, I was completely caught off guard hearing it from Keagan's mouth. 

Matthew heard him and had a talk with him, Keagan later apoligized but you can bet that I will never forget how that first time, HURT. I explained to Keagan that {it is very important to think about what he says before he says it, words can really hurt people, just as his did to me}

This morning, the first thing Keagan did was say, "good morning, mommy" and when it was time for me to go to work, he looked at me and said, "good-bye SWEETHEART". 


  1. hi there! coming from the hop!


    have a wonderful day!

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  3. New follower from the GFC blog hop. I'm not a parent, but that just broke my heart for you. How sweet his words to you were the next morning!