My 8 year old dd made my 18 year old ds cry...which made me cry
Ds is 18, has graduated, works a full time job and is moving in with his girlfriend of 3 years. (I'm not really found of this arrangement, but they are both good kids and I just worry that they are not ready for this step) anyway, he was packing up his room last night and dd walked in and crawled up on his bed, I was carrying a box up when I heard them talking, so I just waited in the hall and listened (they usually have silly conversations) this is what I heard:
DD: Why are you leaving?
DS: Cause Madi and I are moving in together and there isn't enough room here for all of us.
DD: But I'll never see you again
DS: I won't be that far, you will see me all the time
DD: Madi can have my room, I'll sleep in the living room.
DS: That wouldn't be fair
DD: Do you still love us?
DS: Yes, I love you
DD: Then please don't leave, I'm going to miss you
DS: (sigh) Would it be better if you spent the night at our house the first night?
DD: No!!! You can't leave! I don't want you to go! If you leave it will be no fun here! If you leave I'll hate you forever!
She walked out and slammed his door. She brushed past me and into her room. I opened his door and he was laying on the bed crying...I sat with him and cried too. This is a tough time for us, and I hope it works out ok, but I guess I was so consumed by how I felt about it, that I never thought about how the younger three are feeling. We've decided to have a family dinner tonight so that everyone can speak their minds and get their feelings out...