Friday, February 20, 2009

Mushy Momma...

Yesterday my sister in law needed me to watch her 10 year old son after school while she was working. I love EJ dearly so it was my pleasure to do so, but I had to pick him up early so I could be back in town when my two got out of school. My kids knew he was coming to spend the evening with us so they were very excited. While on my way there Jon was telling me all the fun things he wanted to show EJ.

Then just as we get within a mile of EJ's school Jon very seriously and cautiously says "Mom, when we get there" *pause* "please don't say that thing to me."

I'm a bit confused so I ask him what thing he is talking about.

His reply "You know," *another pause* "that thing" *pause again* "when you tell me you love me and you say I'm a cutie." heart sunk. He's only 5 and already embarrassed by me? I think he could sense my sadness and said "I still love you and you get to still love me but just don't say it in front of EJ." I guess that made me feel a little better.

"Oh yeah and no holding my hand and huggies or kissies either."

Talk about twisting the knife already.

He did give me permission to give him a good-night kiss and tell him I loved him after I had taken EJ home.

P.S. 28 days until spring!


Janet said...

Awww, hugs mama.

Jenni Jiggety said...

My son asked me to kiss him goodbye outside the other day. Hmph.

Lori said...

My 8 year old has done this to me before. Yes, it makes the Mama sad! They grow up too fast!