I showed this video to Mac today and asked him for one ‘describing word’ to tell me how it made him feel…
was his response – not quite understanding I pressed for more information…
“thankful to know you will help me”
awwww shucks, with slight watery sensation in my eyes can I just say “my kid is awesome”.
In this moment I can honestly say if he never types, taps or says “I love you” I don’t think I could care less.
To know he wants & needs my help – and is confident I will be there for him – means more than any old ‘love you Mum’ he might offer up at some stage in the next 50+ years.
That’s not to say I plan to be a “needy Mum” where I end up in that ‘icky’ place where I am needing him to need me.
I have full intentions of ensuring there are plenty of people around to ‘help him’ – particularly if he plans on doing a PhD via Morse Code à la Dr. Kristin Rytter… thanks Kristin for your inspiration (I think ;-))