Wednesday, September 22, 2010
My seven year old son informed me that he is now too old for me to kiss him good-bye in the school line. I took it really well. I was devastated! He is only in grade three. I expected this when he was a pre-teen, but not yet. Had I known this earlier, I would have made the most of kissing him all through grade two in the school line. I mean, I know it's not that big a deal. I can still kiss him at home. But suddenly, in public has become out-of-bounds. He said that some kids might laugh at him. Can you believe it? Thankfully I have two younger children. My son in SK was there throughout this conversation. After I had watched his brother walk away to his school line (alone!) I asked him (only slightly tearfully) if I could still kiss him at school. He said, "Yes, Mom!" The poor kid could probably tell that I would have started sobbing if he had said no. I should have taken my chance then...I should have made him commit to letting me kiss him in his school line until he was in grade six!