August 31, 2010

For All of You & A Cherry on Top

Oh my!

I can't believe how many people stopped by to say even more kind words to me and my anonymous friend.  Thank you one and all.  Thank you to Shimelle as well, for sharing my blog post with so many. 

I'm so very excited to be learning something new every day with so many of you... game on!

It has been a wonderful day for me.  So many unexpected kindnesses occurred to and for me today.  From a passing remark in the hall at work, to all of your spirit-lifting comments, to an excellent if not exhausting hour with "L", to a wonderful email exchange with someone I rarely talk to who paid me big compliments when I had no idea she had been paying attention or cared.  It was very nice.

The end of my day was a cherry on top when The Boy approached me to have a very difficult conversation about finances.  He owned up to his mistakes.  He has committed to a new plan of action.  He is finally growing up.  I know I still call him The Boy, when he is 21 years old... but he always will be the boy in our family... I mean him no disrespect.  To anyone who has seen him, he is a very young looking 21 and could easily pass for 14 or so.  I finally asked him if he knew why I call him "Boy" so often (see?  I call him that to his face) and he said, "because I'm the only boy in the family."  I had to explain that because he is so very young looking he reminds me of Peter Pan (Wendy always called him "boy") and particularly this song:

I won't grow up, (I won't grow up)
I don't want to go to school. (I don't want to go to school)
Just to learn to be a parrot, (Just to learn to be a parrot)
And recite a silly rule. (And recite a silly rule)
If growing up means
It would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree,
I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up
Not me! Not I, Not me! Not me!

I won't grow up, (I won't grow up)
I don't want to wear a tie. (I don't want to wear a tie)
And a serious expression (And a serious expression)
In the middle of July. (In the middle of July)
And if it means I must prepare
To shoulder burdens with a worried air,
I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up
Not me, Not I, Not me! So there!

Never gonna be a man, I won't!
Like to see somebody try
And make me.
Anyone who wants to try
And make me turn into a man,
Catch me if you can.
I won't grow up.

Not a penny will I pinch.
I will never grow a mustache,
Or a fraction of an inch.
'Cause growing up is awfuller
Than all the awful things that ever were.
I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up,
No sir, Not I, Not me, So there!

He has very much resisted "growing up" and it was a nice "cherry on top" to have such a getting-more-mature conversation with him tonight.

1 comment:

  1. So pleased that everything came together to give you a wonderful day :-)


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