A few weeks ago, a few hours after the boys went to bed, we heard crying coming from their room. 50% of the time crying in the middle of the night means that someone is getting sick. Grrr. The other 50% of the time means that someone is about to provide me with something to blog about.
Thankfully, on this particular occasion, nobody was sick. Yay!! That also means that I have another "I couldn't make this stuff up" blog post. Double Yay!!
So, here is my story.
Spencer and I were still awake when we heard the crying so, we went upstairs to find out what was going on. It turned out that on that particular night, it was Drew that was crying and he was quite upset. We brought him into the bathroom and got him a drink and were really trying to get to the bottom of what was making him so upset. Drew doesn't get that upset very often, but when he does, there is always a reason.
After a few minutes, he finally calmed down enough to try to explain.
He said "I'm just so sad"
Me: "Awww.....What are you so sad about??"
Drew, in between sobs: "I'm just so sad because.... I just feel like I wasted my whole summer playing with Charlie when I should have.....
I should have....
I should have .....
(you won't believe this!)
I should have been playing Wii!!!"
OMG!! Seriously, I never would have figured that out and I'm relatively certain that this particular "problem" is not covered in any parenting books. I guess we're on our own.
Well, the boys had played quite a bit of Mario Cart that day and I figured that Drew's big "regret" was the result of being upset about always getting "12th place".
I tried to explain to him that playing with Charlie was so much better than playing Wii....and what a great big brother he is.....and how much Charlie loves him and enjoys playing with him......and, seriously, if he worked on holding the Mario Cart steering wheel in front of him, instead of OVER HIS HEAD, or BEHIND HIS HEAD, he would improve pretty quickly at the game too because NOBODY DRIVES LIKE THAT!
Problem solved....good night!