Six Word Fridays: Feeling

"You hurt my feelings," James says.
I've just punished him for something.
And it breaks my heart to hear.
I remember being young like him.
I remember when I got reprimanded.
And it hurts despite probable guilt.
I know I can't always recant.
I know I shouldn't do it.
But sometimes I would like to.
Because hurting feelings isn't mommy's job.


TKW said...

Bittersweet, this mommying thing. And yet how wonderful that he trusts you enough to express that his feelings are hurt.

da mainiac mama said...

Isn't that the truth?!?

Anonymous said...

Hubs and I just discussed this a few days ago. How it's not in my nature to be so stern and absolute. But I remind myself that it's what they need, when appropriate. Doesn't make it any easier though, I know!

AmandaRaeShelton said...

He will thank you when he's older (God I sound old just saying that). Discipline is necessary and you are with him more than daddy.

cj Schlottman said...

How poignant this story of loving
that hurts! James will know in
time what a great mom you
are and how much you care.


Melissa said...

Sometimes parenting is fraught. Okay, *often*.

hlc said...

Hard: when mine first told me
I wasn't his best friend anymore.
Maybe not what we supposed to be?
Hard: to find balance of love.

Capital Mom said...

This is lovely.