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Old 01-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Anyone here have a little guy who is extremely attached, in an almost crush-like manner?

This is likely going to come out wrong, so don't jump all over me.

My middle child is 7. He is my most sensitive, most like me as a child of my three. He has recently taken to telling me, repeatedly, that he loves me. Which, IME, is pretty normal. He also tells me that I am so pretty, such a good cook, the best at skating (which I so am not ), the best card player, letter writer, joke teller, you name it, and I am the best. He actually told me I was "hot" the other day, which I quickly told him was not appropriate for a 7 yo to be saying to anyone.

DS plays hockey. I don't generally take him, because DH is usually here to take him. However, this week, DH was not feeling well, so I took DS to hockey. Well, he spent the majority of the time he was on the ice seeking me out in the stands. He would wave, blow kisses, sign "I love you," make hearts with his hands and hold it up. Because he was doing this, he was falling, missing passes, not paying attention to his coaches, floundering about on the ice. I actually stopped making eye contact with him.

I chatted with him on the way home about it, making light of it, so he didn't think he was in trouble. I told him we could sit at home, in the warmth of the house, and tell each other we loved each other all night for free and skip hockey. We talked about how we both know we love one another, so we don't need to interrupt a lesson or something to tell the person. I told him I was going to kiss him 10 times and tell him I love him 10 times before going on the ice, so he would be so filled with love he could pay attention. I was firm and said that he needed to attend to the coaches, and that if he didn't, I wouldn't be able to come watch anymore because I didn't want to distract him.

I know I should be grateful for this showering of love, because in a few short years he won't be caught dead signing "I love you" to his old Mum across a hockey rink. But, I cannot help but think this is a little excessive. Anyone ever experience anything like this?


Kat ~ Mum to G (11), D (9) and O (7)
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