Tuesdays With Tyler: A Special Book for Mothers and Sons

One book I love that features a mother and her son is The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, the same author who wrote the ubiquitous Goodnight Moon. Published in 1942, a little bunny decides to run away from his mother, who tells him she will go after him.  If he becomes a rock, she will become a mountain climber to reach him, if he becomes a fish, she will become a fisherman.  It is the story of a mother’s unconditional love for her child.

Tyler has had the book since he was a baby but as he gets older, the story has more meaning for him. He recognizes the similarities of the illustrations to Goodnight Moon, but he also is starting to understand what the book means.  Whenever he sees a big animal with a little one he’ll say, “That is Mommy and that’s Tyler”, and this story is no exception.

Sometimes when he is upset, especially if he does not want to separate from me, such as when he goes to daycare, I will call him my Little Bunny.  “Mommy always comes for her Little Bunny, and her Little Bunny always comes home to her.”  It calms him.  I know my whole life I will do anything for my son and I hope that no matter how old he gets he will know that he can always come home to me.


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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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