“Mama, I need Mama”, I hear from the littlest one in my home and I know she needs me more than usual.
“I want Mama”, says my oldest who is all of 4-years-old and I know that even though she is a TOTAL daddy’s girl, that no one, but no one can substitute for me.
It’s that time of the year when no matter how careful we are or how many times we wash our hands, we’re just bound to get sick. And when my babies are sick, my babies want their Mama. And I totally get it because to this day whenever I’m sick, I want my Mama.
I remember being sick as a child and the world would stop for my busy mother. She stopped being the social butterfly that was always on the go and fully embraced nursing me back to health. You might not think this is a big deal because that’s what mother’s do, right? But you see my mother was a single-mother who worked a lot. She was also a young, vibrant, beautiful woman who loved socializing. To say she was gregarious and in demand is an understatement. But when I was sick, the dizzying excitement that always seemed to swirl around her, came to a screeching halt. She’d close the doors to our home, tuck me in, and take care of me with a focused attention that let me know everything was going to be alright because I had my mama.
Her sopas de fideo with a squeeze of lemon, the hot cups of té de manzanilla that I had to drink whether or not I wanted to, are the medicine I now crave whenever I’m ill. My mother knew that I needed her to share a little more tenderness and a little more softness whenever I was ill and she did just that, she shared.
Do you know someone who isn’t feeling well and could use a soft touch?
Visit Kleenex on Facebook and find out how you can send someone who isn’t feeling well a Share Pack. Remember, you don’t have to be someone’s mama to help them feel better. Don’t share germs, do share care.
Fess up: do you want your mama when you are sick?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kleenex. All statements and opinions are my own.