Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Man-Child Is Going To KILL ME, But.....

This past weekend, I was not feeling well. Everything just seemed to be weighing very heavily on my shoulders. I decided to stay in and do nothing. I had a few errands to do and finally forced myself to get up in the afternoon. Man-child went with me.

Once I got out of the house and some fresh air in my lungs, I felt a little better. Man-child made me laugh and reminded me of how much fun we sometimes have together. After eating our take-out food, we got settled for a night in front of the TV. While sitting on the bed, man-child asked me why was the skin peeling on his feet. My response, "you probably have athlete's feet". After going going back and forth, I ended giving my son a pedicure. That's right.. he got my foot messager from the closet, we soaked his feet, scrubbed, trimmed his nails... he got the works. Next, he asked how could he get rid of the black heads on his face. In the bathroom I go and I get the face mask scub. I covered his face and told him to leave it on for 20 minutes then wash his face.

While he is sitting there, my mom comes in to the room and fell on the floor laughing. There was Man-child with his feet soaking with coconut face scrub on his face. I had to admit .. It was Funny. After we lotioned his feet, washed the mask from his face and I cut the hair on the back of his neck, he went back to his computer and I picked up a book.

Just goes to show, I don't need a daughter. Don't tell him I told ya :-)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Evolution of Man-Child

A few weeks ago, Man-child told me that he wanted to attend his Sophmore Ball. Well, he has never shown any interest in attending anything like this. I thought "My child's a nerd, he'll never want to do that". There I was with egg on my face. Then, I almost had a stroke when he said, very proudly with his chest up high, "I already have a date". WHAT.... A date???? First, he just turned 15- what makes him think he is ready to date. Ok.. so now I am huffin' and puffin' and working myself up. After I can down about 20 notches, I realized it's just a dance in the school.

Next, I go up to the school to check her out. I should be ashamed but I am not. The young lady was very polite and cute. My heart is still beating fast. I am just not sure I am ready for this yet. I mean - "Man-child dating". I never thought about it. That is when I began to notice the change or evolution in Man-child.

For the last three weeks, Man-child has been doing exercises in the morning and at night. He spent his money on leg weights and he wears them around the house. He has been brushing his teeth and now he takes a toothbrush with him to school. Man-child has started to comb the peach fuzz on his chin. The boy ironed his shirt three days straight (the pants were still wrinkled though). Could all of this be becuase of his DATE and The Dance. Hmmmmm..... What put the icing on the cake was when he asked me what type of bouquet he should get. HOLD UP.. WAIT A MINUTE .. it is just a dance right?. Do you even buy them for dances?

Then I thought about it. And I thought about it. Ok...this is a new side of my child. As my sistah friend, Dee, reminded me "He is now MORE MAN than CHILD". How the HECK did that happen. On the surface and in my heart, I am not ready for this new level of maturity or what ever you want to call it. I still see my baby. I guess I always will. Yet, I am excited about where this new step will take us. But for now, y'all please don't go too far cause I really need a lot of shoulders to keep me up right now. :-)