On Saturday my 14 year old son Michael asked if we could go to Leo's Coney Island. Since we go there a lot I thought I would ask if there was something he wanted from Leo's or if he wanted to go somewhere else.
When I asked him the question he replied "Nothing special just want to spend some time with my mom." If you are a mother of a teenage boy feel free to take a moment to dab the tears from your eyes. I know I had to dab a few myself.
After we were seated I excused myself to the bathroom and when I came back he said "I went ahead and put sweetener in your tea the way you like it". What was this child doing trying to make me have a complete breakdown at Leo's?
Don't get me wrong Michael has always been a sweet kid but as he gets older I can tell it is not as cool to be best buds with your mom and I respect that. OK, for those that know me well, I really really try to respect that.
For a few moments on a Saturday afternoon I was able to bask in the glow of the full attention of my son. I really love him as a son and as a person. He is so much like my dad that sometimes it takes my breath away.
So I am going to savor this moment until the next time he tells me I am weird or rolls his eyes at me. But secretly I know behind all that bravado there is still that little blond haired boy that loves his momma.