A 3-year-old’s love for his mother: ‘We do all the fun stuff together’

Boy with amblyopia and sister and mother
Photo credit: Jill DiChiara Photography 

Our son, Jack, was diagnosed with amblyopia at 18-months-old. Now he’s 3 and a very busy big brother to Lyla. We are so thankful his condition was detected early, helping Dr. Bharti Gangwani, an ophthalmologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, improve his vision quickly. Jack’s world is so much clearer now.

This Mother’s Day, I asked Jack a few questions about my wife, Erin — his “mumma.”

What fun stuff does Mumma do with you?

We have fun because I love her and we go to the gym and we play ball.

And we like to hug.

And Mumma plays chalk with me and Lyla.

We do all the fun stuff together.

What is one thing Mumma always says to you?

“Good night, sleep tight. I love you more than anything. I’ll see you in the morning.”

Why do you love your Mumma?

Because she raps “Potty Super Hero” book to me at bedtime.

And we go for walks to Dunkin’ Donuts to get large cold brew with milk sugar extra ice and strawberry frosted doughnuts. Wooooo!

I love Mumma because she’s my best Mumma.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mumma!

Learn about Boston Children’s Department of Ophthalmology.