I just picked Aiden up from school. He was standing there with his craft du juor (his name written with different kinds of noodles. Very cool) and the saddest face. Remember me mentioning his little girlfriend Savannah? Today she apparantly told Aiden they weren’t friends anymore. Also, she didn’t want to sit by him in music time. As Aiden told me this, he started to cry.
Four years old and he has his first broken heart. I’m sure by Monday Savannah will like him again. Perhaps she thought Aiden was rushing things when he announced to the class last week that they are getting married (but he knows it’s not until later… after his mission… so he has to be at least 21!!). Maybe she heard that Kasia is also his girlfriend and she got jealous. Maybe she just likes Eli better now. Who knows.
Aiden will survive this. He’s just incredibly sad right now. (He’s been extra moody lately. Even his teacher mentioned that he cries easily these days.) The hardest thing for me is realizing that I can’t protect my son from everything.
There will be real heartbreaks someday. There will be bullies. There will be smarter kids that make him feel dumb. There will be “favorites” when he is not one. He may get picked last in gym class. He may not get the trumpet solo in the concert (oh yeah, and he announced that he is no longer a drummer. He’s a trumpet player). Life will be full of disappointments that I can’t do anything about.
This is hard for me because I want to protect my baby and have him always be happy. I want to, but I know it’s not possible. And that makes me sad.