I have a boy who is confident, stubborn and a little daring. He isn’t much for sharing feelings or admitting when he’s sad or scared and I’ve realized lately that I can’t just leave him be yet.
He’s only 7. And I’m still his mommy.
Other moms of boys have warned me about the lack of communication with sons. My younger son may be much better about letting me know his feelings or fears, my 7 year old rarely will. But Andrew is fairly thick-headed (I attribute this trait to my wife’s side of the family). He tries to be so independent and tough so often, I think I’ve let my guard down occasionally and maybe not always considered that he may still need his mommy from time to time. I definitely give him leeway to be the tough big guy he wants to be (and is for the most part) but also have realized that I have to pay attention for when he is trying to ask me to be his “mommy” without him having to say it aloud.