Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.
Prompt 5. If you had more time, what is one last summer excursion you would plan for your family?
My soon to be ten year old son, Tyler, has had crushes on girls before but this is the first time he has one on a girl in our neighborhood, so they do get to spend a lot of time together.
I know he has a crush because I asked him, “Is Daphne a girlfriend or a friend who is a girl?” to which he responded to me “Shut up!”
On Labor Day I planned to take Tyler to a really pretty beach on Lake Erie, the last summer hurrah. Even if I was sick I was going to force myself to go because he loves the water.
When he got up this Monday I said, “Today’s the day we’re going to Fairport Harbor!” He got this weird look on his face, the look that means he doesn’t want to disappoint me. “Um…I think I’d rather play with Daphne.”
My child is growing older. I am no longer the number one woman in his life but that’s okay. It’s all a part of growing up. His growing up, and me knowing when to let go, but not too much!
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