This is my own version of kids say the darn-est things. The past week, B has been a constant companion to me. He almost never leaves my side and would always hug me and tell me he loves me. He knows that I have been feeling sad and as he told me, "Mommy, I understand."
Here are snippets of conversations between my son and I that I think are worth sharing:
Me: Mommy has no work. I'm going to be looking for one. You think I can do this?
B: Of course Mommy.
B: Yes Mommy. You can because I need to go to school and drink milk.
B: Don't be sad anymore Mommy. He will be back.
Me: Why do you think that?
B: Coz he loves and you love him. When he's okay and you're okay, he'll be back.
B hugs me and tells me he loves me.
Me: Why do you love me baby? I get mad at you, I spank you at times, I yell at you.
B: Coz even when you do those things Mommy, you do more than that. You love me, you take care of me, and you are always there for me.
Of course these conversations were mostly in Tagalog but for the sake of my international readers, I translated it to English. These conversations I had with B makes me think that perhaps, I'm not much of a failure and that though I have bad sides and a lot of things lacking, I may still be doing something good.