Like any mom, when my kids are sad about something it breaks my heart. I want to fix it and make it all better so they don’t have to be sad anymore. But I don’t really know how to fix this latest thing. You see, Bud is surrounded by girls. He has his sister and me and his grandma and all his girl cousins and all his aunts. He loves them all…but they are girls. Sure he has his dad and grandpa…but it’s 3 against 7 most days (or more if my mom is up or if his other Aunt is up visiting) and it makes Bud sad. He wants more boys around. I have boys on my side of the family but they are 4 hours or more away and Face Time is only so good. One night he tried to convince me I should have another baby…BUT ONLY IF IT’S A BOY!! Sorry kid, I love you, but to paraphrase Meatloaf…I won’t do that!
How do I make him feel better about being the only male grandchild? How do I make him understand that girls have value too? No seriously, how do I do this? Because I’ve got nothing. Every time he brings it up…which is a lot…I don’t know what to say. And now that his dad doesn’t live in the same house he’s only got me and Babe around when he brings itup. At least it used to be even in the house…now the scales are tipped and if there’s one thing Bud is sensitive to it’s injustice. IT’S JUST NOT FAIR! Most of the time when he gets on his jealousy kick I feel it’s ok to pull out the “life ain’t fair kid” speech, but in this case, he really feels so sad about it and I don’t know what to do.
So I’m sorry Bud. I wish I could make you feel better, but I’ve got nothing.