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Bluesy

My Little Monkey came home from church the other day looking a little melancholy.  Usually, he's optimistic and happy, kind of mischievous and always looking to get a laugh out of you.  But this time his shoulders slumped a little and he was very quiet.

Worried, I asked him if anything had happened at church -- Did anyone hurt your feelings?  Did you get into trouble?  No, no, he assured me.  Nothing like that.  He just felt a little bluesy for no good reason.

Citrus Bliss
What do you do when your go-to guy for cheering people up needs cheering himself?  My hugs and hovering weren't helping.  I remembered that citrus oils are helpful for lifting your mood.  I'd used them a few times myself during my down days.  They rank right up there with chocolate.

So, I got one of my little plastic inhalers and added a few drops of Citrus Bliss blend essential oil to it.  I gave it to him, and told him that whenever he felt kind of sad, he could twist the cap and take a whiff of it to feel better.  He tried it, and gave me his lovey smile, then slipped it into his pocket.

I noticed him pulling it out of his pocket and sniffing throughout the rest of the day.  I don't know if it was the oil that helped, or just having a small talisman reminding him that his mother loves him, but his spirits did seem to lift little by little.  Soon, he was playing videos games and laughing with his brother, just like normal.  He gave me a hug before bed and said thanks.

"Can I take some of this to school?" he asked.

Of course.  I can't be there to shield him from every disappointment, bump and bruise throughout his days.  But with Citrus Bliss in his pocket, a little part of me can.

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12 comments:

Cam - Bibs and Baubles said...

that's incredibly sweet. :)

MomEO said...

Cam, thanks for stopping by and visiting, and thank you for your kind comment. :)

Alicia@ Mommy Delicious said...

That's such a nice thing for you to do for him. It's so hard as moms to see our kids feel down and out. For me, it sometimes proves to be a helpless feeling. I love that you offered him a solution that has worked for you in the past.

MomEO said...

Thanks for visiting, Alicia! And you're right, I loved being able to do something for him when he needed me.

Karen Whitehead said...

So sweet...its so heartbreaking to see your own child in pain....I will definately try that remedy next time one of my kids is down....Im following your blog now....maybe you can check out mine as well....looking forward to hearing more

MomEO said...

Thanks, Karen, and what a coincidence -- I'm already following you. :)

Lady Couponer said...

Awww...that was soooooo sweet!

MomEO said...

Thank you, and welcome, m'Lady. :)

Rashida said...

Beautiful! So glad you were able to lift his spirit, its always a joy to see our children happy. God bless now following your blog.

MomEO said...

Thank you, and welcome, Rashida!

StylinMom said...

so sweet, you are a great Mom...lovely blog...I'm a new follower...looking forward to hearing more...

MomEO said...

Thank you so much, Stylin Mom!