I am feeling much better today - so on to a much more lighthearted post. My thoughts are not far from two of my best friends both dealing with close friends who are suffering tremendously. However, a meeting with Lindsay (see post from a week ago) helped to put my thoughts in a much clearer perspective.
So, there must come a time in every mom-of-a-boy's life in which she has to say, "I so don't relate - and here you go, "Dad" - this one is all yours". That is definitely the place I am after Sunday night in which John took Brayden to a Duck basketbal game after receiving excellent tickets (it was there second game in a row to go to for free - huge shout of thanks out there to Steve and Doug for donating the tickets).
The seats on Sunday night were about 5 feet from the cheerleading squad - and well, perhaps you can see where we might be going with this one. Here were some priceless quotes from Brayden that John reported later that evening-
"Phooo, I don’t need to watch the game, I’m just gonna watch the pretty girls." (YIKES!)
Upon watching them (closely) doing a routine, he gave a whistle like sound and said, "Look at them shake it!"
And finally, Daddy and him spoke about which game they liked better - John said he enjoyed the Sunday night game and Brayden agreed saying, "It was a better game and a better view......"
You know, John reported all of this and I still don't get it. What is it about pretty girls that turns a guy weird? But, apparently, we can chalk my boy now among the list of "guys" who possess this mystery within them..... I guess there is a partial bit of relief that he's following the mainstream road ahead...., but I can't help but ache a bit for the loss of innocence he's experiencing...... Sigh. I am just so thankful he has John as a Dad that will help him navigate through-