~A Dreaded Phrase~

I like my teacher a little more than you mommy.”

The words that for the past several weeks have been stinging my heart. They were said by my 5-year-old and although I understand why… it still hurts.

Don’t get me wrong, I am happy that my son’s teacher is such a good teacher that he adores her.  I know there will be times in his school life that there are going to be teachers he doesn’t like.  But as a mother, a mother who has always been his favorite, that statement literally brought tears to my eyes.

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Now yes I know that it’s because she is his teacher and not his parent.  I am sure she acts differently with her own 2 boys than she acts with mine.  And I have tried to explain to him that when I get upset and yell at him it’s usually because I have asked him 3 times (my 3 time rule) to do or to stop doing something.  And when I asked him how many times it takes his teacher to ask him…what’s his reply?….ONCE.  He then looks at me with that “hmmmm” look on his face and we carry on.

This morning as I was dropping him off he hugged me and said “I like my teacher mom but I love you”.  I held back the tears until he was out of the car.  He’s growing up and it’s moments like those spoken words this morning, that make me just want to stop time for a little bit.  To hang on to those moments just a little bit longer.

For I know someday…there will be someone…if they are lucky enough to catch his heart…who he will love just a little bit more than his mommy.

**sobs in her shirt**


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I am a mother of 5, a wife to 1, and a fully certified domesticated momster who likes to blog about motherhood, marriage, and anything else that pops into my crazy head all with a side of sarcasm and a glass of wine.

22 thoughts on “~A Dreaded Phrase~”

  1. Oh I’d be crying too! But, very sweet that he recognizes his love for you vs like for his teacher. Yes, he will fall in love, but love for mommy is something special & ever lasting. I agree that the time goes by too fast when they are little x

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  2. Aww, being a mom is tough sometimes! It’s bittersweet to think my son will one day find someone he loves more than me…I wish they could stay my little babies forever!

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  3. Oh ouch but it what a lovely comment to make up for it! I felt a little pang of something sad reading that last bit about him loving someone more than his mummy, I can’t contemplate my little ones feeling that, they’re still at the need me for absolutely everything stage, it annoys you at the time but oh god I don’t like the thought of the alternative! What a reminder to treasure it – thank you, x #KCACOLS

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    1. As mothers we go through so many emotions ….it’s so overwhelming sometimes. I really like his teacher and am so happy that she treats him so good but yes the thought of someone being as important as me makes me sad…even daddy has never been more important. **sighs and carries on**

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  4. Aw, goosebumps here…Such a lovely honest post! It is a part of growing up and letting go, isn’t it? I am at the teenage years, so I have had plenty of “so and so is cooler than you, mum” conversations. I am lucky I still have my youngest and I am cherishing every moment with him. Okay, I am going to give him a hug right now and listen to him tell me all about his Lego stories. #KCACOLS

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  5. Ahh we have this to come! I am not sure I will be able to bare it! all part of growing up I suppose but lets hope mummy is always the no1 gal! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again in the New Year xx

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  6. As mummy to a boy i dread the day he finds his special someone and i become number two! I will enjoy being number 1 while I can. in some ways, I’m looking forward to to him talking so i can chuckle at all the funny things he, no doubt, will say but I don’t look forward to hearing him say things like this! I might blub too much! lol #KCACOLS

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    1. I love that his teacher is so good with him because I also know there will be teachers who aren’t. But having to compete for first place is hard to swallow. Therefore during this 2 week break I plan to gain back 1st place. 😈


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