Thursday, July 17, 2008

My boy

My boy, his heart is a breakin'. Really. At the age of 6 1/2. Yesterday, we were talking about some friends and he asked me if they broke up. "Broke up?" where did he hear that? Then he tells me....

his girlfriend broke up with him yesterday! His girlfriend?!?!?

He had briefly mentioned to me over the weekend that he had a girlfriend, but then got very shy about it and didn't want to talk to me. I didn't think anything else about it.

I was sad for him, because he was sad. But, he couldn't even remember her name, so I'm not thinking it was too major! He's way too young for this - but I know he is such an outgoing and loving person that he is bound to have many, many friendships in his life with both girls and boys. And I also know, that some (most) of those will end at some point. I can't imagine the teenage years with him and his sister. Oh boy, those will be rough, I'm sure.

So, last night, we sat on his bed and hugged and talked about his day - the good and the not so good. He's beginning to grow up - he's noticing things he hasn't before. And that's a good thing, but a little piece of my heart is breaking knowing he won't be "little" much longer.

4 comments:

Jenn Greeley said...

Oh Nicholas, what a sweet boy. He will have many friends. I have a nephew very much like him. Everyone loves him and he loves everyone. It makes for a great life!

Becky said...

I SO know what you mean and how you feel!!! I miss my little boy sometimes! I am beyond thrilled when the nearly 9 year old gives me big hugs!! I got one this morning when I took him to Fun Day at church, in the room, in front of all the kids there already! WooHoo! With the arms around my neck, legs around my legs! That's huge!
Last weekend, I learned all about dealing with different personalities at the Early Childhood Conference at Baylor that we attend every year.
This particular author and study assigned them animal names. Sounds like N is an otter!! Very fun, outgoing, life of the party, knows everybody, everybody likes, etc.! That is fun!

circus of love said...

They really do grow up so fast!!!

Ladybuggin' said...

How cute. The years will go by fast and there will be actual breakups and broken hearts. I went through this with my sister (5 years younger than I) when my parents divorced and my Mom left.