Last night Cameron and I met up with some friends and had sushi and then went bowling. We had a great time and Cameron was so helpful making sure everyone knew when their turn was and even handed them their ball. I had told Cameron in the beginning that if he bowled then we could play a couple of arcade games before we left. In the 8th frame of the second game Cameron was DONE and all he could focus on was playing video games. I told him to have a seat and I would finish up his turns so we could get done quicker and then we could go play....he did not hear that....all he heard was 'we're not playing video games' and then the meltdown began.
Note to self: Two games is too long and having my son out till 10 pm after getting up before 6 am is pushing it!
I did say we had a great time and up till this point he was good as gold.......then he began to scream, holler, shout, call names and hit. We were out of there so fast.....I told him he was going straight to bed and he could not use a sweatshirt as a blankie tonight. You are probably wondering what I'm talking about....when Cameron hits he looses blankie for 2 days. Last Sunday was not a good day and he lost blankie for 1 week. My son is smart, so as a blankie alternative he grabs a sweatshirt instead.
In the car I was now yelling, screaming and hollering at my son....not proud of those moments! Then there was complete silence....Cameron broke the silence just a few minutes from the house.
Cameron: "Mom, what was your favorite part of bowling?"
I was a little taken off guard and the way he asked was so sweet. I instantly broke down crying.
Mom: "Cameron I love you...I love being with you...taking you places and hanging out with you (by now I sobbing) I love laughing with you...I love you so much it's hard to even express it and tonight was no different...we had so much fun we don't need to fight or argue it's not necessary...I love you....you are my most favorite little boy (I'm sure there was more sap but I can't recall all I said)!!!!!"
In the midst of my sobs and trying to express my love Cameron begins sobbing...
Mom: "Cameron, what's wrong?"
Cameron: "That was the most beautiful thing I ever heard!"
4 weeks ago