About two weekends ago I had the time of my life with my boys, but honestly, I always do. These boys keep me on my toes..I mean literally. They are both so different but yet I love seeing a little bit of me and my husband in them. They truly make our mother-son time priceless. After our time together I feel fueled, rejuvenated and ready to embark on something so much bigger. Of course everything isn’t perfect, they are typical kids. At times they argue on our long car rides, but for the most part, we sing, we laugh, we play and what we do together supersedes anything else they may get into along the way. It’s our mother-son time that sticks with me the most and I just wanted to place it in a post for these precious memories to continue to live for a lifetime.
Of course a dad wants a son to continue the legacy of his last name and so much more. But, what I want is simple. I want my boys to know that they will forever be my boys. I also want them to know that they can always count on me and they will be loved no matter what. That although everything isn’t always perfect and they get into spits and spats with one another, I am eternally grateful to have them in my life, as is my husband. The time spent with your dad as opposed to your mom is different though, I think. The time that we spend together is like no other. During our long weekend at DaysInn and while attending Motorama, my youngest and I shared a bed and we really bonded and cuddled. I was able to really build his confidence even further by talking to him as we laid in the bed talking while everyone else was asleep. I attribute his Motorama victory to this 🙂
My oldest son and I walked around Motorama just the two of us, and he shared with me that he wanted to purchase something. We went together and he ordered his snack all alone and I was able to observe his independence flourish over just a matter of days. I saw his self-esteem grow another notch and we spoke about me giving him more wiggle room to explore – something I haven’t done due to his diagnosis, yes I am guilty of overprotecting my child with special needs. We each had our separate share of time individually with the boys. They bonded with their dad a little more as well. It was great to be able to see all that my husband and I have instilled in them come with praise from others. Many people commented on how well behaved they were but most of all how, respectful they are. That gave me great pride for them to exhibit this type of behavior and for others to recognize it.
The mother son time we had allowed us to strengthen our bond even further. We ended our weekend as better mother and better sons. I felt that we were in-tune with one another even more. Again, nothing is perfect, and I know that as times goes by they will change and go through their stages, but those lines of communication are open and they are aware that they can come to me for anything. With the world that we live in today, I want them to know that they don’t have to seek anything from anyone else. They have me to listen to their worries, goals, dreams and whatever else they need from me.
I am aware that I am the first woman they will love and others will come after me. I do want them to know the great expectations I have for them to treat others in the right manner whether they be male or female. Hopefully, the mother son bond that we created will continue on to their kids. That’s ultimately my goal as a parent. I want them to continue this strong bond and to be able to witness the interaction that they have with their own children someday. If you are a mother of sons, you know exactly what I mean.