Well, I had a mom fail this week. Henry had a soccer game the other night and I some how got the time wrong. We got there and his whole team was leaving the field with their treats in hand. To say he was devastated is a huge understatement. He started crying and kept saying, “I just wanted to score a goal.” I felt SO bad. We went and got him his team treats and then found his coach and got his jersey (which he proudly wore to bed and to school the next day). He was pretty angry at me. He folded his arms, had a very sad little face with tears streaming down his cheeks, and wouldn’t look at me on the car ride home.
To make it up to him, I took him to Winco and let him get a bunch of treats from the bins for a movie night. He was so funny about it. On our way to the checkout line, he yelled, “I am FULLY happy!” He is just like his momma. A little sugar and all is well.
I know Henry is only four, and his little soccer games aren’t that big of a deal, but it felt like a big deal to me. I was laying in bed that night and just started thinking of all of the things that could cause my boys sadness. All I want is to protect them from all of the hard and sad things of the world! It’s hard to not be able to control everything as a momma. And I know it’s just going to get worse as they get older!
I know candy won’t always be the quick fix. But I am grateful that we are still in that stage where it is. I am so grateful that I get to be the momma to my three precious little boys, heartbreaks and all. And I’m really looking forward to never missing another soccer game as long as I live. 😉
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