Monday, October 5, 2009

Never Too Busy, Never Too Old

Our school year has been off and running.  Cheerleading, Football Games, Homework, Band Practice, just to name a few.  Needless to say our schedules are tight as usual around the Edwards' Household.  After having some great family meetings and good communication with Jason, we both felt we needed to make time to spend with each of the kids seperately.  So this weekend was to be my night with Jayson.  I decided that Friday night while dad was away at the high school football game watching Bre cheer, I would enjoy an evening with my boy.  I told him that morning that we were going on a "date".  He gave me a little grin which let me know he was "ok" with hanging out with mom. 

We first went to shop...nothing will make a date go better with a 13 year old than first buying him something.  Then it was off to the bowling alley where we ate at the pizzeria.  Something about stuffing a boy full of pizza can really get them talking.  We had an amazing and ensightful conversation.  Of course the usual, "how's school talk", but the talk just kept getting deeper.  He shared his heart with mom and I shared some mom wisdom and then it was off to bowl. 

We played two games and the best part of it was that everytime I turned around from my turn, he was standing right there, smiling with both hands up to give me high 5's!  He was actually having fun!  So much so, that he wanted to go to a movie afterward.  Does it get any better than that??? 

I guess whatever needed to be accomplished that night was, and it just reminded me that I am never too busy to hang with my boy and he is never too old to go on a date with mom.

13 comments:

Stace said...

That is so awesome! It is so great that you two have such a close releationship. :-) He is such a great kid. They both are!

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous and most of all inspiring. I love your ideas...

cortne said...

Oh my goodness.. that's too cute. And I love that idea. Derek and I try and do that with the boys now - but I can't wait till they are older and we can do more. Sometimes Ashton and I will go out for dinner by ourselves and there's not much to talk about after the first 10 mintues! lol

Stacey Ripley said...

Shannon, I am so proud of you as a mom. You are an inspiration to the rest of us! Glad you had an awesome date night!

!!The Obnoxious SAHM!! said...

you sounds like an awesome chick to hang with. :) thanks for the follow :)

Veronica Lee said...

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Momma Snail said...

Your blog and your family are so precious!

Just a conservative girl said...

AAh, that is so sweet. My little man was is young enough that he loves being with me. I am glad to hear that will continue. You must be a doing a great job if they want to hang with you.

yonca said...

What a beautiful blog! Thanks for the follow. I'm following you too now:)

DeAnna said...

Wonderful blog. I love when families spend time together! I grabbed your button to place on my blogroll. Stop by again when you have a chance.
Cheers,
DeAnna
Write Moms

Kim said...

I'm going through a bunch of my followers this evening and "meeting" you. I love your blog and am now following you too. I look forward to reading more. :)

Sounds like you both had a great date night!

Bluesy-Nista said...

I adore your blog. You have a beautiful, loving family!!!

Thanks for the follow. I am now, diligently, following you as well.

I can't wait to visit your other blog!

Priscila said...

oh how cute!! You have a beautiful family!!! I need to take my kids bowling but Im afraid they will hit the people next to use. The closest we have gotten is taking them to chucky cheese and playing that throwing ball game...and the ball never stays where is should! I dont know how my kids havent hit chucky in the head yet hahah
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