Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Revelation

I was sooo excited about Man-child's summer job. He was hired to work with B. Green Caterers, a division of Martin's West. He was not excited. The first day of work, I decided to drive him. He jumped out of the car and he was off to work. As always, I was nervous all day. True to form, he made it home - said it was a'ight and nothing more.

Two days later, I received a call from his principal. Man-child scored relatively high on the city's standardized test and he was selected to participate in an Honors Program through Johns Hopkins University. WHAT!!! My mouth dropped. Of course he is going to participate. Then, I thought - DAYUMMM - I just gave him that speech on following through and not quitting. You know the one "it's important to finish what you start" and "once you commit to something, keep your word". I also wanted him to learn the value of earning money and the value of money. This was a difficult decision but no matter what, I knew I wanted him in that program. I asked my Sistah Friends and they all agreed - send him to Hopkins.

I was prepared to take him to dinner to discuss it but he decided to buy dinner on his way home from work. (That is sooo my son) After I told him about the program, he just said "Ok". "Ok What" I responded. He just said I'll go. NO argument, no question - nothing. An hour later, I asked him again if he was really ok with going to school. Man-child said "The job is ok but I know you really want me to be in this program and you are probably going to make me do it anyway. Besides, it maight be ok". WAS THAT MY CHILD.

I thought about it for a few days and I just had to let it go. Then my Sistah Friend, Edwina said "Girl, I think he is growing up". WOW... my Man-child is really growing up.


  1. Yes, he is growing up. He will be full of surprises as he gets older?

  2. He is going to be a man you'll be proud did he like his trip?

  3. 'Cilla,

    Man-child continues to impress me. I can't wait to hear/read about his adventures at the Johns Hopkins program.

    Keep up the great work!


  4. This is a great entry Cilla because it really shows insight. As proud as I am of Man-child's growing maturity, I am happier that you are calmer and growing right along with him. It's a process--sometimes too slow for our taste, but always right for the individual.

  5. He is growing up BEAUTIFULLY & u DESERVE EVERY BIT of PRIDE that you R feeling! U've worked HARD to build that AMAZING Man-Child! I am so blessed by U. ... & stop back thru my blogspot again cuz I made a few changes to my post;-). Hugz, Kindred!