Why is Jabin, my first-born son, crying? That is the question of the moment. It is currently 4:50pm EST. He called me earlier from school to make me aware that he had a tummy ache, so my husband happened to be home, which is extremely rare, and he went to pick him up.
After Jabin got home, he hung out in our bed for a while…you know, because when kids aren’t feeling their best hanging out in mommy’s bed…on mommy’s side of the bed….on mommy’s pillow is a cure all. He nibbled on some turkey sausage, and even asked for more. Sipped down a juice box and watched one of his favorite shows. He even went as far as to lock the door so no little brother annoyances could bother his “me time.”
Eventually, he came out of the room, played a little football on the Xbox, and announced that he was thirsty and politely asked could I get him something to drink.
Me: What would you like? Water or strawberry milk?
After some thought, he enthusiastically replied “strawberry milk!”
I proceeded to make his beverage of choice, and then the unthinkable happened. I belched during the short trip between the fridge and stirring his strawberry milk. I quickly said “excuse me” because that is a major pet peeve of Jabin’s…for someone to pass gas whether it be from the top end or the bottom end…he demands an “excuse me!” He’s even cut his eyes at me and yelled out in frustration once or twice if my “excuse me” was momentarily delayed.
But as the strawberry syrup begins to color the white milk pink, Jabin bursts into tears and he is visibly upset. As a matter of fact, he has been crying going on 15 minutes and is borderline inconsolable.
So…why is Jabin crying? Is it:
a. His tummy ache magically reappeared
b. His little brother, Elijah, pinched him in the belly, catching him off guard.
c. My belch intoxicated the air and drifted into his newly made strawberry milk.
So, what are some peculiar reasons your kids have burst into tears? Share below!