Monday, May 5, 2008

my babe in boyland

No, this is not yet another post about my silly crushes. (I can hear the concern/borderline disdain [Hello, little sister of mine] in your comments; I will cease & desist for awhile, hoping to regain your trust in me as a sober, stable, non-stalking citizen). It is about my 9 1/2 year old son.

This afternoon, my boy suddenly announced from the backseat that he wanted to call a certain friend when we got home. She had given him her phone number last Friday. Would that be alright? he asked. Sure, I said. Thirty seconds of silence then, "Actually, can I use your phone right now? Because I remember her number." He rattled it off as proof (as if I had it memorized, too). We were about three minutes from home.

I handed him my cell and he called her. I heard him first say "Hello, this is Mason. Hi. I just thought I'd call because you gave me your number. But. Now I don't really know. What to say." I glanced in the rearview mirror to see him put his hand over his eyes while he spoke. It was heartstopping, listening to my boy innocently stammer into this conversation.

But they talked until I pulled into our driveway, then continued talking while Mason absently wandered toward the street instead of into the house. They talked as he strolled around the yard and living room and kitchen. Finally, he asked (while his friend was still on the phone) if she could come over after school Thursday. Of course. He had worked so hard, how could I say no?

17 comments:

CamiKaos said...

that is so sweet.

but still haven't heard if you're actually on twitter or were just teasing me with your twitter presence...

but really, when I read this post I said "aaahhhhhhhhhhh" out loud.

Karen said...

How utterly adorable. I hope little boys as nice as yours will be the ones calling my 9 year old little girl. :-)

brandy101 said...

wow! how cute!

Lisa Milton said...

He's always been pretty sweet with the ladies, so I'm not too surprised.

Mrs. G. said...

And so it begins. The day will come soon when you are not even allowed to hear him dial.

John-Michael said...

THIS is a moment that You will reflect on, and enjoy the recollections, far into your future. So much in the 'shared experience' realm here. You and Mason will be able to return to this moment as he rests in his memory of a vulnerable and insecure instant with your endorsing support, whilst You will have this treasure as a place to savour his tenderness and trust in your encouragement. Thank you for allowing my participation.

Lovingly ...

Janet said...

awwwwwwww, how sweetly adorable!

Bad Dad said...

He is a brave boy at times. His crushes will be hard.

-Stu

~ Denise said...

Oh. My. Gawd. The cutest, sweetest thing I've ever heard. I am glad I get to look forward to this with my son who is 8.

But as for my daughter, not until she is 30.

apathy lounge said...

That's such a tough age! So glad he found a way to make conversation.

I AM VERY MARY said...

You're such a good badmom.

~michelle said...

OMG!!!
Fabulous!!!
Though- SO young to be starting the "pre-date" thing! YIKES!! You & Stu are in for a LONG 8 years (plus Peachy time!)!!!
Oh, this girl had better be tender to his young heart!!
loves and hugs to him-
and the rest of the clan!
thanks for sharing this!!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Uh-oh. I'm not sure this is a good sign!

katydidnot said...

your boy is awesome. good work good mom. and we all know you're the very best wife there is. i, for one, love your stalkerness and look forward to having you reel in the cute boys for me at blogher.

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

You realize him you have completely mortified him by writing this post.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

ohmygosh he memorized her number! What a sweetie.

Totally freaking out over here, btw.

Cheri said...

Aw. Seriously, aw.

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