Julie's comment reminded me of something I've been meaning to ask for a while. Does anyone else get the creeps while reading "I'll Love You Forever?" It's not the story about the mother's rock steady love for her son and his for her. It's the sneaking around part that makes me cringe.
If you haven't read the book in a while, the story is about a mother who loves her son no matter what. When she gets older, he tells her how much he loves her. This is the sweet part.
The rest of it is about how she crawls on the floor in his childhood bedroom to rock him while he sleeps or climbs into his bedroom window when he is an adult to rock him while he sleeps. This is the part that makes me cringe.
Maybe it's just me (and it very well could be), but why does the mother crawl on the floor to see her son? Why does she crawl up the side of the house to get into his bedroom? Wouldn't she just walk through the door? Later, when she's sick, why doesn't he just come in through the front door?
It seems to me that this is one step up from monsters under the bed and strangers looking through windows. I know this is family sneaking in on family, but it doesn't make it any less creepy for me.
Overreacting, I know. Still, I won't mind it when they outgrow this book.