Special Moments

This past weekend was a memorable one with my teenage son.  He’s a 13 year old about to be 14 in two weeks, and I can’t get over how tall he is now.  He’s growing up to be quite the gentleman.  I’ve watched him go from being this very shy, intense, and insecure kid to a very vibrant, funny, still intense, and more thoughtful teenager.  We had a wonderful mom and son date which started off having a delicious brunch at the ‘Cheesecake Factory.’   It was certainly a great way to start a Sunday morning.  He ended up ending his meal with a divine looking piece of carrot cake, while I enjoyed my bowl of strawberries with their homemade whipped cream.  It was very yummy I must say.  Neither of us could finish our desserts so we had it wrapped to take home with us.  We decided to skip out on walking through the Burlington mall located in Burlington, Massachusetts, and  instead…chose to drive to York, Maine; seeing it was early in the day.  The drive was only 1 hour and 15 minutes.  My son smiled as we drove up to one of our favorite summer destinations.  On the drive up, we talked about his friendships and how they were going, along with his wanting to buy a suit for the semi formal eighth grade dance at the end of the year.  I was shocked to hear him say he wanted to buy a suit.  This coming from my teen who wears nothing but Twenty- One Pilot shirts and black shorts all the time.  My lips stretched with glee as he told me about his plans of going shopping with a few of his friends for the suit.  He’s growing up.  My eyes are tearing up at the realization of this fact.  As I was listening to him…I had thoughts of holding him in my arms for the first time, watching him ride his bike, and how exciting it was for my husband and I to watch him turn 10.  It’s true what people say about children growing up so fast.  My goodness.  We have our youngest son who is about to be 11 years old in April.  As if having a teenager wasn’t enough.  I’m going to have my oldest going into high school next year, while our youngest goes into middle school.  No more babies in the house.  Watching them grow into their own is pretty awesome though.  I spent Saturday with my youngest one at an amazing chocolate shop in Walpole, New Hampshire.  The place was divine with its delicious chocolates, loose leaf tea, and pastries.  We enjoyed the drive together by talking about basketball and dancing to our favorite tunes.  I’m thankful to have had one on one time with each of my boys, and realized how much it meant to them that I took the time to do so.  One day they’ll be grown up and on their own; living their own adventures, so I make the most of the time with them as a mom while I have it.  I’m happy we got to have a weekend of special times together.  The take away from my post tonight for other moms and dads out there is this…make time for your kids, and never hesitate to say I love you to them.

 

Until next time…

 

Loved my strawberries and whip cream. Yummy;)
Quaint and lovely place. L.A. Burdick is the place to go in Walpole, NH
My soon to be 11 Year old ready to dive into some chocolates.:)
Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine
My fearless teenager. He loves the beach as much as I do.:)