Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I Think You'll Understand

For the past several weeks, Sarah has been going into school an hour early, two days a week, for "Mind Games" practice...a city-wide academic competition. For Darren, her absence equals an hour of He-Twin only morning time at home---culminating in an unshared walk with Mommy into the classroom twice a week.

Strolling our way into second grade, holding my young son's hand...

Mommy
(well-aware of her son's soaring 95th-percentile on the height chart stature): "Darren, you know I love holding your hand walking into school like this. You're getting to be such a big boy. Whenever you feel like you are too big---or maybe a bit embarrassed---to have me hold your hand as we walk, you can let me know, and it'll be okay. Just know that I will always be holding your hand in my heart. Even when you are a grown man with grandkids of your own, you'll still always be my boy, and I'll still want to hold your hand."

Darren (matter-of-factly): "Mommy, you know you'll be dead by then."

Suppose Darren's grip on reality charms me as much as his hand held in mine.
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17 comments:

Barbara Manatee said...

oh my goodness!!! oh...Darren....

Ironically...I've had the chance to have some extra alone time with my He-Twin (due to him being home sick one day and a couple Dr appts another day). Its a rarity that I get time alone with Jacob...his sister and lil brother are much more demanding of mommy's attention...so any quiet moment alone with him is valued (he's such a sweet and silly boy!). Too bad it doesn't come more often...

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Wow! Startling reality... but what a lovely photo of you two! I love it. I hope you have this one framed.

Donna said...

Dohl! That hadda hurt! I didn't see it coming!

LOVE the picture! LOVE it!!

debi9kids said...

OMGOSH! I actually spit my water out! LOL
Darren is just too much!

cat said...

Oh - breaks your heart!

Laura said...

Aww.

Octamom said...

Yowza...he sure knows how to sweet-talk a gal! ;o)

Blessings!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So matter of factly - that is funny! It definitely made me laugh this morning.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

So matter of factly - that is funny! It definitely made me laugh this morning.

Rebecca said...

OMG...what was your reaction to THAT??? He's too much!

Terra said...

we have a 5th grader in L's class that never hesitates to run and give his mom an extra hug before she leaves. Somes boys got it, and some don't. Darren has it.

noble pig said...

Bwahahahaha..that was a good one and yeah my kids always say that and I never know wether to laugh or cry.

Amy said...

Out of the mouths of babes! So cute!

Amy said...

Out of the mouths of babes! So cute!

Nancy said...

HAH! Oh my, thanks for the smile :)

becky @ misspriss said...

Ha! I almost snorted my coffee on that one. Darn kids. :)

Gucci Mama said...

This should have come with a disclaimer warning me not to take a sip of wine as I began reading. Now I have to clean my computer screen. That was so, so funny. ;)