Friday, October 17, 2008

Photo Story Friday -- He's becoming a Little Man Now

This is another one of those fun posts I enjoy doing...mostly because 1) I love to talk and 2) it's always hard to think of a good Friday post; mostly because I'm worn out physically and mentally from the week!!! It's Photo Story Friday....Head on over and check out the other fun stories!!
PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

It's hard to believe that I can say I'm a mom to a 12 1/2 (you know that 1/2 is such a big deal) year old just a few short months I will have the honor of saying that I'm a mom of a "teenager"...yikes!!!!! Anyway, he is at that age now, where "things are changing"..... He is getting a few pimples (which I am very adament about how often and how strong and with what type of soaps he should use to combat those mean, nasty pimples), he's know that big growth spurt at this age, his voice is changing (I've noticed this alot more in the past few weeks) and he's becoming more interested in girls!!!!

A couple of weeks ago, we were at T-ball practice and while we were all doing our own thing (I was watching my boy play ball, and Ethan and Angie were on the playground), my big boy was on the phone with his "friend" and that friend is a "girl"....for 1 hour that talked and giggled and talked and made silly jokes and talked and then tried to convince me to take them to watch a movie.....get this, ALONE!!! Are you kidding me?? That's my boy, that's my first born boy who is such a momma's boy, who is so close to me, who I can't let go of to a "girl"!!! No, I'm kidding, I'm not that overprotective...but I do believe that he is still a bit too young to sit in a dark movie theatre with a cute young girl, unsupervised......right???

They begged me for a while, but I finally put my foot down and said that bad two letter word nobody likes to hear... N-O!! And he was not happy with a matter of fact he went to a different area of the ball field and sat by himself trying to kill me with "the silent treatment":

I do trust him...he's got a good heart and great morals for a boy his age and he definitely does not want to disappoint his mom!! But that day he didn't give me much advance notice, plus I just wasn't comfortable not being there or at least in another theatre close by....Am I wrong? Am i being too over-bearing? I know kids are maturing alot faster these days....but I'm still trying to keep my boy "pure"!!! :)

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La Pixie said...

aww, how cute!!

I think you were totally right to not let him go to the movies alone with a girl. you know your son best, and if you were uncomfortable with it, even just because it was short notice, then you did the right thing.

GoteeMan said...

Oma garsh... my son has a twin!

he is 12 1/2 and going through the exact same... his birthday is March 20, and already he's really changing...

well, at least they are starting to grow up, and we still have plenty of time to try to keep them straight for a few more years...

J/ (

Mama Amber said...

Aww, doesn't it just suck sometimes that they have to "grow up"!
I totally agree... I think 12 1/2 is a little bit too young to go to the movies alone.
Happy Friday! :0)

Weeksie50 said...

Aww, How cute.
It is funny in a year or two he want even want to be on the phone.. I don't know one man who likes to talk on the fun..

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

He sounds like a wonderful BOY! Can you imagine *poof* there went 12 years already!? So glad you joined in PSF!

Indigo Children said...

I am with you 100% about not yet. I am one of those parents that thinks those things can wait..and wait...and wait...a little while longer.

My firstborn will be 14 this December, and it seems like every weekend she asks me if she can go to the mall or the movies (not with a boy--just with friends sans parents), and I am not ready yet.

She is also a good kid and I trust her, but there are many people (young and old) that I don't trust, and I am going to be there (at least in the same mall or the same theater at a different movie, just in case she needs an out) for a little while longer.

Anonymous said... I don't think I could say yes to that either. Hang in there Momma. I don't envy you. I'm planning on stopping my two at about age 6 or 7. ;)

Michelle said...

Love it and can totally relate. My PSF is related to my newly minted 13 year old. :)

rachael said...

no worries, lydia is 12 (she will be 13 in less than 4 months!!! ugh!) and i would never let her go to the movies alone with a boy. overprotective maybe, but 12 is just way too young to date! and yes, the silent treatment...oh so lovely!

Brandy said...

Isnt he cute. I've been thru this once before my oldest is 15 and my younger son is turning 11 in two weeks AAAHHHH some one stop the madness! I agree you have to choose what your comfortable with and if it dont feel right dont ignore it.

Hannah Noel said...

Ahhhh those were the days.

Tell him it NEVER hurts to wait and that one day when he's married he'll appreciate not wasting his time on anyone else!!

Love in the Afternoon

Chris said...

No one can fault you for being a protective mother -- and frankly, I'm with you al the way on this one.

Casey's trio said...

I don't even want to think of when my girls are teenagers!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh I can't imagine going through this in ten years with my little girl! Time goes by too cute.
What a handsome guy too!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

No you're not being too overprotective.... children should NOT date until 16! The younger kids date the younger unwed parents we have. {not that I'm thinking your son would make unwise choices} .
I have a 14 yr old and a 12 3/4 yr old and they will not be dating until 16 and then I will be ENCOURAGING group dates... it is just too easy to get into a situation you don't want to be in!
{sorry, but you did ask!}

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

SO WITH YOU ON THAT ONE!!! I think its a tiny bit too young -
YIKES!!!! Josiah's gonna be there in 9 years - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

*Hey Melissa send me some commenters - I'm addicted too but don't really get to many :(

Krystyn said...

Oh, man....almost 13! They grow up too fast, don't they!

Growing up is fun and scary at the same time.

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I don't think you are being overprotective at all. You are doing your job!

I think your Tantrum Jar idea is a great one--going to whip one up tonight! Thanks!

Cecily R said...

Oh, he's adorable!! I am SO not ready for this stuff with my kids!!

And no, I don't think you're wirong for asking him to wait for an alone date. he has so many years ahead of him for that stuff!!

Glad you joined PSF!!