Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Just like that

Funny how you can be going along your nightly duties of homework and cooking boring chicken when all of a sudden, BAM, you are suddenly slapped across the face with a big ol' dose of, OH BY THE WAY MOM I'M GROWING UP TO LEAVE YOU ONE DAY. 

Just like that. 

It all started with an idea I had...

"Pierce what do you think about mommy taking a personal day off of work on your birthday? I could come eat lunch with you at school, and bring some treats! Wouldn't that be fun?"

"Oh you mean, like eat with me in the cafeteria?"


"Nah mom, that's okay."

Mmmmmm k, not gonna lie, that stung a little bit, and he saw the sting in my eyes and hugged me to make me feel better. How sad is that? He's hugging me for giving me his honest answer. So I real quick like put on a happy face about it all, and then of course moaned about it to Paul, who always knows what to say...

"He doesn't want me anymore!"

"Yes he does Gretchen, just in different ways."

SERIOUSLY, WHY ARE MEN SO LEVEL HEADED AND LOGICAL?  Just once I want Paul to have a hissy fit about something so I can tell him to dry it up. 

And just as I got over all of that, my phone rang...


"Is Pierce there?"

UM. WHAT.  Did a small voice just ask to talk to Pierce? Am I in the twilight zone? Didn't I just give birth yesterday? Didn't he just cry for me as I dropped him off? IS THIS REAL?

"Yeah hold on a second"

And for the first time in his little life Pierce took a personal call, from a friend. 

You guys if you would have seen his face when I told him the phone was for him.


He could not hold back his smile.

And then for the next 20 minutes I listened to my little boy carry on one of the cutest conversations in the history of conversations.

All about games, and Pierce's sister, and Braden's little brother and how funny they are, and well it was all so innocent and sweet, I mean how can I be sad?

We want our kids to grow up and be independent, but who knew that getting there could be painful for us momma's? 

And just like that, he's one step closer to growing up.


Jan Moyer said...

Bittersweet. Great post, Gretchen.
I'm impressed he let you take so many pictures of him on the phone.

Tracey said...

Love it! His face is soo happy! Ohmigosh, wait till its a girl...

Hillary said...

So sweet! I remember Graham's first phone call...it was one minute long. :) My heart was broken this weekend when Graham had an offer from his Grandmother to go see "Planes" at the movie theater (with Grady too) and he raised his eyebrows at me and said "Can I just stay at home?". He thought the movie was too baby-ish. He ended up going but the verdict was still the same when he came home. :/

Jaime Mac said...

UHM, you are hilarious. It's so funny for me to hear these stories bc I'm so NOT a mom. Like when I hear these stories I think, "oh that's cool-he's growing up! Just a few more years & he can drive & YOU don't have to drive him!" & you are suicidal. I love it! (Not your death or anything...just the ironicness of it!) :D

Jessica said...

Oh my. Already??? !! And this would be why I go and eat lunch with my girl all the time NOW, because I know LATER is coming.

Susie said...

How sweet!! It had to be exciting for him to get a call!! It is sad that they grow up fast though!!

Jami said...

You better watch out cause with blue eyes like that it will be a girl in no time :)

Alicia Mcafee said...

Awe!! So bittersweet!!

melanie said...

deffinentally growing up and I agree the girl phone call is gonna make you pass out