Paolo came up to me earlier today and asked, "Mom, do you also worry about us?"
I thought for a moment then honestly said, "No, not really. Why?"
"You're not like other moms then."
And I go, "Why is that, honey?"
"They keep worrying if their kids will do the wrong thing, make a mistake, turn out bad. Why don't you?"
I needed a few more reflective moments for that. It frankly never occurred to me why I didn't!
In the end, I answered him simply and truthfully--"Because I trust you. I believe in you. And I believe I brought you up right. God approves and takes care of us."
He beamed at that and said, "Even if I do wrong and make lots of mistakes???"
'"Even if, honey. I love you, anyway."
He hugged me tightly and went back to playing.
Until now, I am still pondering his questions and my answers, though.
I didn't realize our home is so different. I thought we've always been doing what everyone else is doing.
And how children notice, huh. Oh, how!!!