Friday, December 30, 2011

Last Night In The Car

The kids and I were driving home from a long day of many errands.  We had run out of conversation, the radio was turned low and I reached over to Drew in the front seat, patted him on the back and said, "I love you buddy."
He looked straight ahead and responded, "O...kay?"  Then, after a couple of seconds he added, "Why do you always do that?"
"Do what?"
"Whenever it gets quiet you tell us you love us."
"I don't know, maybe because one day you'll be on your own and won't have me around all the time and then once in a while, when you're by yourself and it's really quiet you'll hear my voice in your head telling you I love you and you'll feel all warm and fuzzy inside."
"Huh.  I'll remember that...when I'm rocking in a corner...all alone...after my first break up."  And then he pretended to choke back fake tears.

That boy, he mocks me.  But one day he's going to be alone in a room.  And it will be quiet.  And he will have had a hard day.

And he'll know.

11 comments:

just call me jo said...

Gasp! I love it! He will. He will.

wjmom said...

A. Men.

anitamombanita said...

when he IS rocking in a corner after his first break up, it'll make him smile and pull him through when he remembers that he ever HAD that conversation with you. Kids, gotta love em! Happy New Year!

Garden of Egan said...

That is sweet and I love it but I really TOTALLY love that kids humor.
Oh my heck how do you stand it?

Rachey said...

You guys have a lot of fun in your house. Your Christmas card was so funny!

Lisa said...

Damm kids. Don't they KNOW when their mother is teaching them a life lesson? Geez. Wasted.

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

You're a rock-star mom. He'll totally know.

Stefani said...

So much of being a mom has something to do with the future instead of the present.

Chrissy Jo said...

Wow. I never thought about it that way. Vern, you just made me chuckle and then almost cry in the same post.

Jill said...

Your such a rock star mom, it doesn't even matter that you won't let them have a dog.

Suzanne said...

After Rachey's comment, I WANT TO SEE THIS FAMOUS CHRISTMAS CARD!!!