I’ll start by saying Grayson is an absolute diamond, that as his mum he can do no wrong in my eyes and that I love him with my whole heart regardless of who he is and what he does. This post isn’t me in any way criticising sensitive children, if anything I’m celebrating them!
Grayson has been an incredibly aware child since the day he was born, I can remember the midwives commenting on how much he was looking around and seemed to be taking everything in when they came to visit after we’d gotten home from the hospital. He has always been a child that is observing anything and everything with a fine detail.
In terms of the sensitivity side of things, Grayson has always been such a sensitive soul. He’s very shy around people, even those that he knows until he is fully comfortable in his surroundings and the people around him. He’s also an extremely emotional little boy, if he thinks someone’s unhappy then he’s unhappy until you say that you’re happy and then he’s back to being the bright little boy that we know him to be.
He is also a big crier, which as his parents doesn’t bother us in the slightest. Crying is just another way of showing emotion, so we’d never take that away from him. But for a lot of people ‘men/boys shouldn’t cry’ and so I think a lot of people expect us to try and stop him, rather than comfort him. However, this just isn’t the type of parents that we are.
His surroundings can also bother him, certain clothes really irritate him and the only way to calm him is to take them off. He’s also started covering his ears with certain noises or if something is too loud, he doesn’t seem to have any issue with smells (he’s probably got my sense of smell because I can barely smell anything).
Although some people may see being overly sensitive as a negative thing, I see it as a wonderful thing. Grayson is the sweetest and gentlest soul, and when he is comfortable after the first 10 minutes of having you around he showers you with love.
I think raising a sensitive child in my experience so far has been amazing, raising all children has it’s hard days but Grayson being sensitive is just one of the many things that we love about him and it just makes him even more special in my eyes.