Thursday, February 25, 2010


Before the Cute Guy and I head out of town for the weekend early tomorrow morning, I had to take my oldest son (14y) to the mall to get some new jeans and a new suit (Solo Ensemble is this weekend and his choir likes them to dress nice - his was getting a little on the snug side). After getting the rest of his shopping done, we headed to get his new suit. I was sure that he'd be able to get one in the young men's section. He tried a 14, then a 16, then 18, then 20 - the max size in young men's. As I stood there looking at the little toddler and little boy tee shirts and realizing that I had to head to the Men's Suit Department to find something to fit him, I burst into tears. He's not a little boy anymore.

Then as he found a suit (and not the smallest men's suit either) that fit perfectly and didn't need any tailoring, I started to cry again and how he really looked like a (dare I say it) "Man" now. The sales clerk stared at me and my son showed how special he really was. He didn't try to hide from me or shush me, as most teenagers would, or die from embarrassment. He walked over to me and wrapped his arms around me and told me "I'm still your little boy; always will be. It's okay." So I cried some more.

The added bonus was the sales clerk must of thought I was out of my mind and decided to give me all kind of extra deals that weren't supposed to be available until Saturday and then gave me an extra 25% off everything - just because!

But having a special son who loves his mum unconditionally and isn't embarrassed by her sobs - Priceless!

Now, must get back to the packing and then knitting of the sleeves... tick tock, tick tock - time seems to be creeping up on me in all aspects of my life!


Punkin said...

brought tears to my eyes. My little boy is 20 now. Wasn't it yesterday he was 5?

Jessica said...

Aw, what a sweet guy. My baby turns ten in April. Thankfully he still likes to cuddle a lot.

JoAnn said...

Oh, Kim - now you've gone & made me get all choked up. That is a very sweet guy you have there. Good luck to him in Solo & Ensemble!

Denise said...

I pray my little one grows up to be as sweet as your son. I'm also wiping tears from my eyes. Brava for being such an amazing mum.

Good Luck to him on his show.

Susan said...

This really spoke to me. My son is about to have his Bar Mitzvah in a month and he is growing so quickly that I have decided to wait until the last moment to buy him a suit. Luckily, he is still cuddly too.