Why do I hear people say to their boys, " don't cry like a girl."
Today my son said to me "Mummy it's good to help rite? I help you lots." This happened just after our humidifier decided to leak all over the floor. (Reason why it's leaking I have no clue and also no energy to even wonder why.)
When I realised the floor was wet, I went to get a towel and I came back to the situation in this photo:
My son had taken the pieces of toilet roll and attempted to dry up the water for me. He is so sweet and caring and always tries to help me as much as he can! If he leaves me alone in a room, he says, "Mummy will you be okay? Il be back don't worry." For his age, I find he is very emotionally intelligent.
He recognises other people's emotions and behaves accordingly. I love this about him - it makes me proud.
I want to raise sons that are strong when they need to be but also sensitive and emotional when they need to be.
Why is there this idea that boys have to be extra strong. Why do I hear people say to their boys, " don't cry like a girl", "come on be strong, be a man you can do it." I will never understand that.
As you know from my posts yesterday everyone in the house apart from me has been unwell and my husband said to me, "you are the backbone of this home. You are always so strong, you should rest because I don't want you to fall ill.
I don't know what we would do if you were also unwell." So technically I am a girl in a home full of boys but the question is, who is the strongest?
I like to believe mums can be or they are.
Lots of love,
Mum to boys