My Love/Hate relationship with the age 9.

My son is 9. He is my first and real and only true love. I love him being 9 because he undertands so much more, we can have real conversations, I tell him things, he asks real questions... My favorite is that I tell him the truth about some of the other parents .. and he laughs and loves the secret and holds it together... AND him being 2 years old than his 6 year old sister, it makes him feel more mature...​He's not just turning into a dude, but he's also growing aware of MY part in this family... all that I do.. he starting to figure it all out and it's awesome...

But he drops my hand when we get within 5 feet of the school gate and He will hug me but no kiss on the lips... and he will push my hand away if I fix his hair.. or anything on him... I understand. I get it... And he KNOWS that when he pushes me away, I only go in closer and make a big deal out of it to embarrass him... I know a lot of the school staff and they will play along in the morning... some even blocking the gate for me when I say, "Stop that boy.. he thinks hes too cool to give his mother a kiss" and they do and My son laughs and squirms away... of course we let him...

His style is coming out.. hes rocking a surfer/skateboard/minecraft vibe with vans and I dig it and he looks good, but shame on me for offering to help him with a belt..

So, as much as I LOVE that he's becoming sort of my buddy and sidekick and taking a more responsible role in the home... I miss my baby...

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    09/24/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Aww....thanks for sharing. I bet he secretly loves your morning game at school. ;)
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      09/25/13
      Jess, thank you for the honesty of your talk... It's so touching...
      Now I understand my parents feelings when I was this age and all I needed was friends attention and new jeans).

      Do you noticet that Meddox is popular among girls in school? (I'm asking because he's really pretty boy).
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      09/25/13
      LOL... Yes..Some.. Girls take notice but he couldn't care less.. In fact.. We passed by a girl yesterday and she almost screamed "Hi Maddox" and her friends were like,,.."Geez settle down" and My son barely gave her a wave... and I was so mad at him.. Once in the car, I told him.. Look.. It took A LOT for that little girl to get up the nerve to say HI to you. the least you can do is say HI back .. appropriately ... I told him that it might start happening and no matter if he likes the girl or HATES her.. He must be nice and kind to all of them.. and I told him... trust me on this.. Your looks will only get you noticed, no one likes a jerk. No matter how good looking...

      Thank you though.. Nice of you to say... I of course think he's gorgeous...
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      About Jessica
      Born: Novato, California
      Current: Sherman Oaks, California
      Birth: May 28
      On Moms.com since: Aug 5, 2013
      We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).