As The Boy grows, I have these brief feelings of knowing what I’m doing, like I’ve got him figured out and can anticipate whatever may come up with him. And then Life laughs in my face and says, “Are you kidding me? He’s growing which means he’s changing, and you don’t have a clue!”
And I don’t.
He no longer requires toys for birthday and Christmas, which is a GREAT thing, but his electronics have overtaken everything, and if one of them gets damaged (a la an iPad screen) or goes missing for whatever reason, it can’t be replaced. Did I say if one goes missing? Hahahaha. There goes Life laughing at me again. I should have said when one goes missing…
I mentioned recently that his old DS, a gift from his 8th birthday, which had been forgotten in a drawer for a couple of years has recently resurfaced because many of his friends have them down here. Many of the Christmas and birthday presents purchased for him this year are based on that rekindling. And now his DS has gone missing because he has been taking it to school so he can play it in the van on the long, early ride.
He had been warned about taking his electronics to school, but now what? What if it wasn’t misplaced at school or at Grammy’s or in his messy, messy room? What if it was stolen, or “borrowed” by some unscrupulous acquaintance? What do we do?
I haven’t a clue.
Very funny, Life…