David, my firstborn, is turning 12 this week
Seriously where has the time gone?
So last week, he had one of his many firsts-
He went on a scout trip WITHOUT ME OR ROBERT.
Granted he was with people I love, trust and adore.
And he's stayed overnight with friends and relatives numerous times-
BUT THIS TIME HE WAS SCOUTING WITHOUT ME!!!
I was his first den "mother" --now they are called Leaders, but I still referred to myself as his Den Mother.
His little den was adorable and his den grew and grew and now he is a boy scout with 5 other friends and they all went to a weekend trip to celebrate the scouting centenial.
They camped with about 20 thousand scouts at Texas World Speedway, just south of College Station.
I was excited for him to go, but when it came down to it, I was sad.
So I did the responsible thing.
I took him out of school at ten thirty that Friday, so he wouldn't be counted absent-
and we ran a couple of errands and had a lovely lunch at El Toro in Baytown.
He is very funny and had me in stitches the whole time, except when I was tearing up and then he would laugh at me.
I bought him Chick Fil A to take for his dinner and sent him on his way.
He had a great time.
I was blue most of the weekend.
I think I made myself sick.
I think about how now he will be doing more things without me, than with me and it makes me want to go back to when he was my only little baby and just hold him more and squeeze him more.
But I can't.
So I hope that he has enough hugs in reserve and that I've taught him well and he'll make good choices and -most importantly that he'll always need hugs from his mama.