Dear Boys (aka my mini Valentines),
Valentine’s is a day to celebrate love. Or as Brooks put it, “a day where people don’t hate each other”.
I love you guys… a lot. However, I’m noticing that we’re fast approaching the age where you don’t reciprocate Mom’s love and affection as much as you used to.
I see the way you pull your hand away slightly when I try to hold it in the grocery store. Cuddles are “just ok” now where they used to be in the top 5 of your favorite things! You’ve clearly demanded that I not go anywhere NEAR your bus stop (for fear I’d embarrass you to death). And any lunch dates at school have been nixed.
Little by little, time is slipping away and you’re moving from boyhood into young manhood. I’m not ready! I still want the cuddles and handholding. I want to be your #1 Girl (for at least 5-10 more years)! I want you to love being seen with me, even when your friends are around 🙂
It’s funny to look at life and see how it’s changing while you’re in the midst of change. Of course, so much good is coming from your independence. But this little piece of it, it breaks my heart. It’s just the tiniest hint of what it will be like the day you walk out the door for college, or you head down the aisle and we have our mother/son dance.
It’s a reminder that this life will continue to fly by and I have appreciate every minute/milestone/memory I can.
So happy “day where people don’t hate each other”! I’m going to soak in every single one of these I get with you.