Tonight as we were teaming up to bring Liam off the peak of a drawn out meltdown, Ian noticed that Liam wasn't looking directly at him as he spoke.
He said, "Are you looking at my hair?"
Liam calmed a bit more and nodded. Then Ian went on about how he's losing his hair and asked if Liam thought Mommy would still love him if he was bald. Liam nodded as he looked at me and I smiled.
Then, to take advantage of the calm that was starting to happen, Ian said, "And did you know you have Mommy's eyes?" Liam argued and said that his eyes were the same color as Daddy's not Mommy's. So Ian went on to say they were the same oval shape and Liam agreed.
We finally were able to talk out why the meltdown started, explain his actions (and our actions) then clear the air with hugs and kisses.
Being three is hard. Being the parents of a three year old can be hard too. I am so grateful we stick together though. It would be a lot more difficult if the calm happened, but the resolution wasn't there. We are all learning.