We adults are often sure that we know absolutely everything about children. And therefore we forget to ask them what they feel or what they really think. UAUA.info corrects this universal injustice and gives the right to vote to those for whom we are all gathered here - children. Ten-year-old Masha, nicknamed Regnarok, wrote for the column “Children say” UAUA.info a column about what a child feels when her mother is crying.
Children say: what does the child feel when mom cries
Masha nicknamed Regnarok, 10 years
Already evening. I lay down on the mattress in my room and draw. Directly below me - my mother's room on the first floor. I hear my mother’s argument with someone first, and then she cries. Later, when she came to say “good night” to me, she had tear-stained eyes and her appearance was not very good.
I want it to not be what upsets her. But it is, and I try to calm my mother.
Or when she sits on the couch and is sad, I'm trying to console her with something. I sit down near my mother on the couch, hold her hand.She looks at the wall and speaks in such a tone as if I am tired of her, and she wants me to rather get out of her, in such a serious voice: “Masha, go to sleep.” Or looking at me with angry eyes. Because I bother her sad!
And I want to help her.
But I hurt that my mother for no reason at all gets angry when I want to help her! It's a shame, and I'm angry, and I have pity for my mother, and misunderstanding. Such a cocktail. It is not tasty.
In the end, I get upset, go upstairs and can't sleep at midnight, because there are snot after tears. And I immediately get hatred for my mother and for the person who offended her. And I want my mom not to talk to him! After all, if she feels bad for him, why does she not do anything about it?
And I do not care that I get into their relationship - I have to stop with my mother's tears!
I would like my mom to listen to me the same way I listen to her when she calms me down. After all, when she does this, it makes me feel better, and I would like my mother to feel better too.