“I Want You”

Lately Lucas frequently says, “Mommy, I want you.” When I ask him what he means, he says, “I want to be with you forever.” I tell him that he has me and that I will always and forever be his mommy.

I can remember a day in my early childhood when the idea that I would someday grow up and not live with my parents anymore sunk in. I was petrified. I cried and hollered and wailed to my parents about how I would never, NEVER leave them. “Don’t be scared, Mommy. I’ll never leave you alone.” I threw a holy-rolling fit over it.

I wonder if Lucas is experiencing the same anxiety.

3 Responses to ““I Want You””

  • flonkbob
    July 19, 2006 at 1:44 pm

    Funny, my first thoughts on this subject were a little later than Lucas’ stage and were somewhat different. More along the lines of “Some day I’m going to leave and never talk to you again. Unless you’re dead first.” I was hoping for the latter. –


  • foseelovechild
    July 19, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    Me too, I remember that starting at around 4.
    Lucas is a very lucky boy.


  • sarabellae
    July 20, 2006 at 11:59 am

    Thank you. 🙂


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