Single Sistahs: Please, Be Soft With Your Sons

This brought tears to my eyes.

Pittsburgh Brown Mamas

mother-hugging-sonI remember when it was just me and him like it was yesterday.  To this day, he knows me better than anybody.  Often when I’m in a bad mood my oldest son is the one who tells everybody: just leave mommy alone she needs her space.  He also knows how to push my buttons to make me mad and get what he wants.  But, I’m learning.  And even now that he is heading into tweenhood, he still wants to play sometimes.  Whether its in the form of, “Hey mom help me make this science project from YouTube,” or “Let’s play this video game together,” he still needs a lot of my attention, despite now having a man in his life.  My son and my husband have a great relationship, but it makes me happy that he still needs me.  But, just as vividly as I recall our closeness, I also…

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