He actually said this to me today when I told him we were having a hard time figuring out why suddenly he's behaving the way he is. He's just been so weird. When he was little he would cry and cry if he was left alone even for a minute but he had gotten out of that as he got older. Now this summer, fairly recently, he's started getting all weepy each day saying he misses Mary and wants to talk to her and on and on. We don't know what's bringing it on. He's driving my grandma crazy. This is his explanation:
"It's like my whole life, I was sleeping. When I was little, I didn't notice how long of hours she worked. But when I woke up, when I was older, I noticed how long of hours she worked and I got sad."
Seriously, he's 7. SEVEN. He amuses me and amazes me and I don't know what we're going to do with him.