Our family was driving home with another family in their bus one evening and during a discussion my number 2 son says to all of us “I love my daddy this much.” He spreads his hands as far apart on his sides as they could get. “But I love my mummy only this much.” He holds his palms just about 12 inches apart, my heart sank.
Why does he love me so little? He could even say it openly without any hesitation. What have I done, what have I been doing? I acted very calm smiling, as I asked why, but I was very hurt. It was quite painful to hear my son whom I love so much describe his love for me in such a manner. He said it kind of jokingly but I knew he meant it. I was hurt.