How I Made My Little Boy Cry.

I love you Ethan,
Oh yes, I do!
I love you Ethan,
and I’ll be true!
When you’re not with me
I’m blue!
Oh Ethan, I love you!

That’s the song that made my little boy cry all the way home. We were in the car when I sang that to him. When I glanced back at him in the mirror, he had tears in his eyes.

“Ethan, what’s wrong?” I asked.

“Mommy, what is that part about me not being with you?”

“Well, that’s just how the song goes. You know, like if you go with Daddy to do something and you’re not with me. Did that make you sad?”

“Yes!” he plaintively cried. “It makes me have tears in mine eyes!”

Then he started sobbing that sob that mothers recognize as the broken-hearted sob. That sound breaks a mother’s heart, too.

I won’t be singing that song for a long, long time.