Friday, October 29, 2010

A new chapter...

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My boy with his best friend, Flopper.  Seems like only yesterday...

Our boy was so little here.  It makes me a bit weepy to see this photo.  Would you look at that sweet face?  And Flopper is still around, but he's even more well-loved.  Those little wiffit days are long gone.  He's now 14 and a fine young man...Well, almost a man.

I'm feeling particularly melancholy and sentimental today.  This is due to a new chapter in the boy's life.  The title of this chapter? The Girl.  Yep, you read it right.  Here's the scoop...

Yesterday, he asked me if I would take him to the store to have a picture printed up.  I said yes, certainly.  When he was loading the photo from his camera to a memory stick, I saw the photo on the computer screen.  A cute girl I had never seen before.  Okay, I told myself, play it cool because 14 is a super sensitive age.  The conversation went as follows.

Me: What a cute girl.  Did you take that picture? (trying to sound nonchalant)

The boy:  Yes. (chirp chirp)

Me:  Is that Brenda, the friend you've mentioned before? (smooth like buttah, right?)

The boy: Yes. (again, chirp chirp)

End of conversation.

Actually, the Brenda inquiry was a bit of a guess on my part.  A pretty good guess, as it turns out.

How did this whole situation end?  Well, it ended with him getting a 4x6 and a wallet size and a frame for the 4x6.  All with his own money.  Oh, and me secretly threatening R to not tease the boy.

And so it begins.... 
Hold. Me.




9 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh dear. And so it begins.

At least he has EXCELLENT taste in girl's names!

xoxo

Fringe said...

Ha! So true, Brenda, so true!

xoxo

24 Corners said...

Mamma D! He's so-so cute...what a grin, and I'm sure it's a pretty darn *handsome* grin now too. You did so great...buttah AND silk! I'm loving how he got all those different size prints...that's just plain ol' priceless.

Hang in there...remember it wasn't all that long ago when he and his buddy were being totally goofy "boys"...actually, now that I think about it, that trait really never leaves!

Hugs to both you and Flopper...I'm sure he's needing one too about now. xoxo J~

Fringe said...

J - thank you for the love and support :)...

you're right, he's still very goofy. he's sort of in a limbo spot right now. it's actually a very sweet age (for the most part :)).

xoxo

alexkeller said...

he's adorable!
and *hugs*
did i tell you mine asked a girl in his preK to marry him? she said no. but they still play together & even hold hands! oh, my!

Fringe said...

Alex - thanks for the hugs, friend :)...

I think your boy is already a ladies man...better watch out!

xoxo

Ivy Lane said...

You handled that very well my dear! Hold on...and enjoy the ride! With a mom like you, I am sure your boy will pick only the good ones!!!

Fringe said...

Ivy - Thank you, sweetness! I hope the ride isn't too bumpy...:)

xoxo

brock street said...

the best is yet to come dear. now you just need to invest in a pad lock and alarm system on his windows...kidding.
he is the best kid i know and i can't wait to see life unfold in the M household.
hugs.