Friday, October 03, 2008

It's Happened Already

It's humbling, but I know my weaknesses and can take Brian correcting my spelling, as he has a couple times now. He does it so tactfully too. I'm even okay that he had to explain to me what 'expository' means when he was telling me about one of his stories the other day.

They are growing up and I can take it.

But yesterday I was dropping them off at school and I like to take them all the way in, you know, to see what they have on their bulletin boards and such. I went to leave and asked for a hug good bye. Brian didn't hesitate but Alan whined a "Papa" just like a teenager and motioned his head to two girls waiting to be let into their room.

What?! This is the kid who pats my hand as he goes to sleep, and makes sure I have a pillow and a stuffed animal every night. It's only first grade and his father can't get a hug in front of friends. No one told me that could happen so soon; it's too soon. Curse you peer pressure!

5 comments:

C. L. Hanson said...

Wow, I'm not looking forward to that. My 7-year-old Nico is fine with me giving him a "bisou" (kiss) when dropping him off at school, and my 5-year-old Léo is the most affectionate kid on the planet -- I can't imagine the day when he tells me not to hug him. :(

[kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] said...

Is Brian usually more demonstrative than Alan?

Java said...

Just as no one expects the Spanish Inquisition, no parent expects these signs of growing up quite as soon as they appear.

I caught my darling little almost-11-year-old daughter looking at porn on the internet this afternoon. You think I was ready for that?!

Scot said...

clh "I can't imagine the day when he tells me not to hug him. :("

We'll have to commiserate during the teen years.

Craig "Is Brian usually more demonstrative than Alan?"

I'd say they're both the same at home. But now Alan wants to look cool in front of the girls. At 6!

Scot said...

"I caught my darling little almost-11-year-old daughter looking at porn on the internet this afternoon. You think I was ready for that?!"

Eeeek! Java, that's gotta hurt.

I'm not near ready to thinking about that one just yet.