Thursday, April 10, 2008

Let's talk about Zack.......Again

Okay, I know I keep bringing up Zack...it's just that he is growing up and I'm sad and happy all at the same time. He's in the high school play and he's been gone so much the past few weeks and I miss him. Last night was the dress rehearsal for the play and the kids families were all invited. Our family went and the kids all did so good at sitting still and watching. The only irritant and it was actually really cute for us but maybe irritating to others...was that Hannah talked through the entire thing. Many of the ensemble were animals....so Hannah would yell out...there's a a kangaroo....or....there's a bad dog right there......or..... I see the Lion!...She seriously talked through most of the play. Zack remembered his lines and did a good job. After the play he came out and gave me a carnation, all the kids did this, for their parents. Although he was standing with us, his mind was not with us...he was looking around trying to find his friends and wanted to talk to them about how the night went. He's at this age where his parents are not the most important thing to him anymore. I was telling Aaron on the way home how sad I was and that I missed him so much. After dropping the kids and me at home Aaron went back to pick up Zack and must of said something because Zack came in and gave me a big hug and said "I love you mom, why don't you take me to school tomorrow"....Aaron usually takes him. So, this morning Zack and I got in the car to go to school. We stopped at Walmart to pick up some Claritan. We decided to sit and have some breakfast at McDonalds. We chatted and he asked me what I liked about the play and what I didn't like. He listened and didn't get offended, it was so wonderful. He told me about choir and other things going on in his life. I told him about the other kids and what they're doing. He missed first period at school, but who cares..............

1 comment:

Alison Woolfenden said...

I know my boy is younger than Zach but he is well into teenagerdom. I love the quiet moments that he will still come sit on my lap and hug me and talk frankly with me. Any time you can have those moments you have to cherish them.