Thursday, July 16, 2015

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

An Instagram friend posted this question today, and I wanted to save my reply by sharing it here. 

Is it bad that I'm looking forward to sending my boy child off to scout camp? Not excited that he will be gone! 😂😉 but for the great time he's going to have! He always comes back a little "older" - and that's just so cool to see. I've had a couple of good conversations with him this week that give me a peek into the young man he's becoming, and it's been wonderful. So exciting to see my kiddos grow into the next stage!

I've seen a bigger boy this week than the one I saw just a few days ago. I've asked him some bigger questions, talked about some deeper topics, and told him I'm ready to hand over some of the choices to him a little at a time. I can see he's growing up, and it's time to let him practice bigger and bigger decisions  before the really big ones come up! I've told him how I'm trying to be a better, more patient and understanding mom.  Car rides with my boy this week have been so, so special. I've let him ride in the front seat (yes - he's growing up!) and without a sister to pick on in the backseat, I've had his attention and he's had mine. Love, love that one-on-one time!

So, what are you looking forward to this weekend? Doesn't have to be "deep" - lets just chat!

1 comment:

Heather said...

So sweet! I love catching the glimpses of growing up. I hope he has a great time at a out camp this week! I'm looking forward to being back at home after lots of travels this week. There's something comforting about returning back to your "nest."