I recently heard someone say that only a mother can love a 4-year-old, and as the mom of 4-year-old twins, that spoke directly to my soul. Four is a tough age for lots of reasons — they’re more independent and better able to communicate, but they can also be super stubborn and frustratingly opinionated about pretty much everything. Yet, as one mom’s YouTube video recently captured, sometimes 4-year-olds can also be the absolute best. This 4-year-old asking his pregnant mom to come home from the hospital is at once beautiful and heart-wrenching, and perfectly sums up why preschoolers are so special.
Back in June, California mom-of-six Glow Wilson was in the hospital awaiting the arrival of her youngest daughter, Dream. She’d already been in the hospital for three days, and was preparing to deliver by C-section a few days later, according to People, but that was clearly a plan her 4-year-old son, Bryce, was not happy about. During a visit with his mom at the hospital, Bryce decided that he was going to try to convince his mom to go home with him instead of having the baby, and his argument was pretty much one that only the pure heart of a preschooler could come up with.
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In the clip, Bryce sat at his mother’s hospital bed, and told her exactly why he feels she needs to come home immediately — baby, or no baby. Bryce said,
Poor Bryce was clearly feeling pretty worried about his mother being in the hospital, so Wilson tried to explain to her son that the reason she was in the hospital was to make sure she’d be OK, and that she’d be able to come home once his little sister was born. Unfortunately, that response clearly wasn’t what Bryce was hoping to hear.
After suggesting to his mom that the doctors take the baby out tomorrow, Wilson tells her son that, actually, she’s not scheduled to come out until Sunday. And that’s when Bryce gives his argument one more impassioned push: