Thursday, June 04, 2009

I'll Send In The Popcorn

Today is W.'s eleventh birthday. As he gets older, I seem to spend less and less time with him. He's been given a bit more freedom to come and go and he takes those liberties as often as possible. He is always on the go; riding bikes with this friend or playing basketball with that friend.

He is seldom home during the day, as the umbilical cord is slooooowly being stretched.

I miss hanging out with him. I sometimes feel like I'm losing my baby. So, I got an idea. When he got off the bus the other day, I asked him if he'd like for me to pick him up early from school on his birthday. His eyes lit up.

"REALLY?!" He asked excitedly.

"We could go to lunch and maybe get some ice cream to celebrate your birthday. Just you and me. I'll pick you up after I drop off the little ones to school. How does that sound?" I asked him.

"Greeeaa....wait a second. What time are you picking me up?"

"Around 1 o'clock, why? You only have gym and health."

"We can't mom. I can't miss health. We are going to see a movie."

Ahhhhh. I thought. "THE" MOVIE.

It was finally time. There had been much talk amongst the neighborhood moms. We've all been awaiting the day.

But did it have to fall on his birthday? Am I seriously being snubbed because of an overhyped sex education movie? All I wanted was a little one on one time with my oldest son on his birthday. The son that caused me to grow a few gray hairs over a decade ago; was now denying me this?

{stomps feet}

sigh.

Well, I suppose nothing brings a mother more joy than seeing their child happy, especially on their birthday. So, if he'd rather see "THE" MOVIE, so be it.

But if it's anything like "THE" MOVIE I saw in middle school, he's going to be HIGHLY disappointed.

8 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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The Fritz Facts said...

How rude of them, to snub you on this day of all days.

The movie we saw wasn't that great either, so I hope the one that Boo sees in a few years is better, or she will be disappointed too.

Hope he has a great birthday!!!

Patois said...

Now that'll be the birthday he never forgets. I know my daughter is never going to forget seeing the movie yesterday.

Jill said...

The movie... do they let the boys and girls watch it together these days? I remember in 6th grade or so, they took us into separate rooms for our "education."

Happy Birthday to your Big Man!

Mommy Cracked said...

And if it's the one I saw, I know we all yelled "GROSS!" quite a bit.

Hope he has a great birthday!

Bonnie the Boss said...

So, did he enjoy the movie?

dana said...

Highly disappointed and highly confused. I spent the next 4 years believing that babies came out of the belly button! Imagine MY surprise when I had my daughter.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I was bored by "the movie" too. I actually don't remember it, seriously. I remember my monotone health teacher extol on us the "sex talk." and being very disturbed by how bored he was with it all. he attempted to rush through it pretty darn fast actually. Thank the Lord!