Don't worry, your kids won't be upset, but moms need to bring tissues. Munsch starts the book with a mom singing to her sleeping, baby son:
"I'll love you forever
I'll love you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
Through the trials and tribulations of childhood and teen years, she continues singing those words to him. When he becomes an adult she drives to his home and once again rocks her sleeping son and sings those words. This brought my tears, but the ending did me in. When the mom is too old and sick to hold her son, he rocks her and sings, substituting the word mother for the word baby.
Uh oh...I am crying again. Just buy this beautifully illustrated book today. Well worth the tears!
Publisher - Firefly Books
Date of Publication - September 1, 1995