Why Are You So Clingy When You’re Sick?

sickchildWhy are you so clingy when you are ill?
Why wouldn’t you be?
It’s a wise thing for a little person.
Your instincts are to cling close to the person that will take care of you.
Your instincts are to cling close to the person that will clean you up and help you take little sips of water.
That will keep you safe when you are too sick to keep yourself safe.
Your instincts know nothing of all the amenities of modern-day life.
Right now those instincts of yours speak louder than all the parts of your mind that do know those things.
They tell you that the safest place is here.
In my arms.
Where I can care for you.
Of course you’re clingy.
Your tiny body contains much wisdom about your needs.
So cling close, little one, you are tiny still, but together we will be big.

  4 comments for “Why Are You So Clingy When You’re Sick?

  1. Tina
    January 22, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Love this! My 3 year old always wants to be held when he’s sick, your post makes total sense.

  2. January 22, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Such wisdom made understandable in simple yet powerful language. Thanks.

  3. Ali
    January 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Speaks so true right now! Your posts are always great, Sarah!

  4. Lenore
    February 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    After raising three adult children and now having a ten year old daughter, being clingy when you are sick doesn’t just go away when your older. It may happen less often but, none the less, it still does!

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