Aiden is big into expressing his feelings these days. I often hear, "I'm terribly frightened of the dark." When he was watching a show he kept covering his eyes as a volcano was rumbling in the backgroung. "I'm very worried they will get lavaed!"
A couple of nights ago he told me he couldn't sign Papa's birthday card because it made him too nervous.
Unfortunately, there have been some not so fun expressions of feelings. Many nightsat bed time in the past 2 or 3 weeks, Aiden has gotten extremely upset and told me through the tears that he is afraid I am going to leave him. It's definitely not a ploy to stay up later and there is real fear there. It's heartbreaking but I am doing the best I can to continually reassure him that Mommy will never leave and when I do I will always come back. It's just hard. And did I mention heartbreaking? As you APs can imagine, so many thoughts and worries go through my mind...I just always worry I'm going to say or do something wrong. All things said, he's a happy boy who is smart, loving, sensitive and funny. I couldn't ask for anything more!
And just a funny I want to remember (I really need to get better about writing these down). There is a pril0sec commercial with Larry the Cable Guy. Aiden watched with great interest and finally asked, "Why is that man talking like Mater?" Of course when I laugh he always asks, "what's so funny?" He just cracks me up!