Ok so ds is 3- turning 4 this November. We often say we love him with all of our hearts. Dh has gone to an event today and when he left he said to both ds and I I love you with all of my heart. Ds ran to his room upset. I've gone in to see what's wrong and he was sad and angry because he doesn't love dad but dad loves him. I explained that he was sad when dad went because he loves him and will miss him until he sees him in the morning. He got even more upset and angry because he loves me, not dad because he only has 1 very little boys heart.
We cuddled while cried and calmed down and then I explained that our hearts can love lots of people all at the same time. He thought about it for awhile then got really angry again and said they can't because if your whole heart loves someone it's full and can't love anyone else-he could love 4 people because the heart has 4 spaces (chambers im guessing ?) in it but that wouldn't be with all his heart- and he loved me with his whole heart. And if his heart has 4 parts its not enough to love the people he wants to.
i tried explaining that the heart is like magic when it loves it can love more and more until there is room to love everybody. Epic fail- he kicked and screamed and cried because only magicians are magic and have wands but hearts can't be.
I got 2 mirrors and cut out a heart shape and got him to look at the mirrors to see there was more. I tried the see how many hearts their are all full of love-and our heart worked like that.
He said reflections aren't real hearts. It's been going on for over an hour and a half and I'm at a complete loss. He's crying in my lap because I lied to him and he doesn't love me.