Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Loss of Innocence

The kiddos and I were at a birthday party last weekend. Logan was having a blast playing with the other kids, mostly girls. I was in a bed room nursing Sophie. I heard the thunder of little feet on wood floors and the laughter as the kids came running down the hallway, past the room I was in. Suddenly, I heard the girls yell "NO BOYS ALLOWED!!", followed by a door slamming, followed by my little guy crying, "NO, let me IN". He was crying, really sobbing, and when he came into the room where I was, my heart broke. His tear streaked face showed the hurt and confusion he was feeling.

This reaction of his is new. He is used to being the only boy. He has older girl cousins that boss him around and exclude him all the time, as girls of their age do. He was always oblivious, innocent to their words and actions. Not anymore. He has become aware- aware of his feelings, and aware of the actions and words of others. He has lost a bit of innocence that is making him more of a boy, and less my baby.


Upstatemomof3 said...

He'll always be your baby! But the poor thing. I am so sad for him.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

awwww. Well, at some point when they want him to come in because he is the boy he can snub them then!

Anonymous said...

Poor little guy! He's a cutie as well. :)

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mellisarock said...

I am catching up on my Google Reader!! What a sad time for your little boy!! My daughter feels the same way sometimes being the only girl!