Saturday the ILs took Babyhead to see Madagascar 2. While I enjoy sending him with the grandparents, I always get a bit nervous sending him. It is a mom thing, I think, to not want your kid out of your sight. It isn’t that I don’t trust them, I just can’t stand it when he isn’t around me. Anyway…
They kept him all day and apparently he had a great time. That was fine by me since DH and I were able to finish playing Halo 2 while he was gone, something we can never do with him around (he gets upset because he can’t play). Not to mention the fact I had no desire to see Madagascar 2.
So, they bring him home around 7pm Saturday night. Babyhead walks in with a HUGE grin on his face and hands me a plant. SIL says that when they went to the grocery store before coming over Babyhead went straight to the flower department there and said he had to get mommy a new “planet” because they all died (the last of my Shefflera died this summer as well as the Lily’s I had because of the dang squirrels). Needless to say he convinced them to buy me a “planet”.
I was so touched it was all I could do not to burst out in tears at his little almost-four-year-old-thoughtfulness. He remembered I was upset about my plants dying and wanted to make it better. It was one of the sweetest moments I have ever had as a mom.
The lesson here is this…never ever doubt that your kids are listening.