The other day my youngest son who is now twelve, said something crazy funny in the car, which I now can't remember. That's what happens when you turn 50. Actually, it happened way before I turned 50, but that's not the point. The point is, that after he had said it, and after I had finished laughing, I thought to myself, "remember this, it's great blog material." You can see how that worked out. Luckily though, there were plenty of other times when I did remember. This post from October 1, 2011 when my son was just 5 years old, is one of the first of many conversations I blogged about.
October 1, 2011
A Conversation With My Five Year Old: The Other Planet
As he does every morning, my five year old joyfully ran into my arms for his morning snuggle. I cherish these moments as I know they eventually fade - just ask his older siblings. But then I thought, maybe if I start at an early age, I could (brainwash) convince him to always snuggle me:
Me: Will you love me forever?
Me: And always give me hugs and snuggles?
C: Yes ... well - not when you're gone.
Me: Oh? Where am I going?
C: To the other planet.
Me: What other planet?
C: The one you go to when you get old.
C: Don't worry - I'll come to see you all the time.
M: You will? But you won't give me hugs and snuggles?
C: Sorry - those are the rules!
Now if only I can figure out how to amend this rule book!
For those wondering, my now twelve-year-old is still a snuggler, although not in the morning. In the morning, he is a typical tween. (Moms of tweens, you know what I'm talking about!) Also … remember my Monday Mind post about how I went to see the psychic last weekend? The psychic told me that of my three children, my youngest had some psychic/medium abilities of his own, which makes me wonder … Just what exactly does my child know about this other planet?
Have a great weekend!