I am not sure why. Maybe because his teacher's mother just died, but my seven-year-old has been doing something for the past four or five days that makes me wonder.
I'll just be sitting on the sofa reading or grading papers, and he comes up, throws his arms around me, hugs me really tight and says urgently, "But, Mom, I don't WANT you to die! I LOVE you!" I assure him I'm not planning to die any time soon, but no one except God knows for sure. And I tell him I love him, too, very much.
Has anyone else experienced this, and should I do anything more about it?