Most of these are humorous. This one is not.
This morning, Middle-One woke up with a stuffy head and a scratchy throat. Normally he doesn't even let on that he doesn't feel good. So when he came in and told me while I was making breakfast I guessed that he REALLY didn't feel well. It was fairly obvious that he was feeling pretty miserable.
We decided he would stay home from church and later, after breakfast, he just broke down in tears saying
"I don't like not feeling good, I don't want to be sick"
Mr. T and Ebear both looked at me and asked what was up with the tears.
My guess.... Being sick makes you vulnerable. You lose control. If you really don't feel well you have to depend on others to take care of you. You have to trust. For a kid who can't trust it can be a pretty scary thing.
Fortunately Middle has a good caring mom who took good care of him while everyone else went to church. ;o)