I sat on the couch crying. It was the scene from Steel Magnolias where they unplug the daughter's life support.
Holy Terror walks into the front room from the hallway and stops quick, staring at me. He looks around nervously, seeing what could be bothering me. He climbs up onto the couch, cuddles against my arm and grips my hand, petting it with his other.
"Mom? Why you sad, Mom?" Tears water his eyes, ready to spill over.
"It's a sad part of the movie." I point to the screen, my eyes pouring tears while I sniffle my nose.
"We change the movie so you not sad. I don't want your heart to be sad."
I laugh through the tears. "It's okay, Honey. It's one of my favorite movies. I like to feel sad at this part because I would be sad if that happened to me as a mommy."
He looks up at me with his skeptical face. "You want to be sad?...That's silly."
But he stays right there next to me until the sad part is over, his one arm wrapped around my arm and holding my hand.
What a sweetheart.