Hey Mom, Do You Want to go Out on a Date?

When my son asked me for some solo mom & son time, I think I froze for a split second before I gave him my answer. I thought, "What I minute, you're asking me. The one you call mean mom when I assign you all the math problems on the page, not just the odd numbers." It was endearing and courageous to ask. He literally, ask me out on a "mother & son date." Those were his words not mine. Of course, I said yes! 

Hawaii hosted the upteenth Pro-Bowl this year. Practices were open to the public and we, among a few thousand others, watched Team Sanders and Team Rice scrimmage before last Sunday's game. It was a fun time for the both of us. He had a chance to get some autographs and show off his football knowledge to his football illiterate mom. 

Do you see the football peeking out of the crowd to the far left? That's him but didn't get it. So, Close!
I promised myself I wouldn't get too cheesy about the whole thing. I need to maintain my cool status long enough for a pre-teen to allow me to be seen with him in public, again. He did roll his eyes a few times when I got shutter happy. Not to mention, it was hard to keep myself in the moment when flashbacks of him as a toddler would sneak into the present. Parents, isn't it true that no matter how much they mature, they will always be our babies?

This little man and I have gone through serious ups & downs in his first twelve years. Lately, things have changed for the BEST. He's been more loving towards me and the girls. I realize how much he needs me and looks to me for guidance and softness. My husband has always reminded me about how quickly boys change, emphasizing that he would be turning to me for affection and advice. I didn't believe him, especially, during our rough patches, when he was daddy obsessed. Now, the time has come when it's my turn to guide him into the future man he will become. I better not mess this up.


  1. aww. this is so sweet. so, so sweet.

  2. smiles....good mom....those practices and meet n greets are cool...we used to go all the itme when we lived in florida and maryland...no pro teams around here too much...i did take my youngest to pittsburgh to see the last game of the year...a father son trip...it was way cool...and i am sure you will do fine...

  3. Who wouldn't be cheesy when the most adorable guy asked you on a date? He is definitely the sweetest!

  4. Well I will be cheesy for you....he is sooooo adorable! How sweet of him to ask you to go on a date and be seen with you. I love that. My son is 14 and I have really been enjoying him lately. I don't know if the teen angst stuff will settle in but I am cherishing this time with him!

    1. Let's hope they never enter that stage!


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