July 23, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes

Whilst saying goodbye to my son at school the other day, I tried for my usual kiss, hug and embarrassing snuggle. And this happened:-

Mr C (aged 6): mum, I am a bit grownup for a kiss now

Me: (tries not to be horrified and hurt) oh really, okay then

We then shake hands and bump our shoulders together, in football style fashion like we always do

Me: bye love you, (walks off a bit sad while Mr C goes to class)

I then get a tap on the back and I turn around to find Mr C smiling at me. He reaches up and grabs my neck and I pick him up and he says:-

Mr C: I will have a kiss mummy.

I kiss him on the cheek and hug him like I never want to let him go. He very carefully kisses my cheek, and I say:

Me: I will always be here to give you a kiss. You will never be too old for me to kiss and hug you. You will always be my little boy. I love you.


Foursons said...

That moment when they are to "grown up" changes life forever. Sorry!

Barbara said...

Oh I feel your sadness. Both my boys went through that and my eldest now just gets out of the car and mumbles 'see ya'. If he is at home I get a kiss and hug though. My almost 12 year old still gives me one, but only if we are still in the car lol.

Erin said...

AWWW THAT IS THE SWEETEST THING!!! I'm stupid happy that my son finally says "I love you 2" and now you are telling me he's going to tell me he's too old for that in a couple of years? NO SAY IT ISN'T SO!!