The Sweetheart Dance at my sons school is always one of my favorite times of year. I get to get all dressed up (or in this case…dressed the best I could post surgery) and still no heels allowed.
I love being given the opportunity to spend time with my kids, see them thrive in their social environments and spend that QT with them. I also REALLY love teaching them HOW to date. HOW to treat a lady. My husband makes this day important by helping them get dressed up, buy me flowers and turn up the “romance” factor. I always have my second shooter and best friend pop by for a few photos in the school hallways. This year may be the LAST year for my 5th grader to attend as he just started going to his OWN dances. (As in…I can’t go…there are chaperones, and kids teasing each other to dance with their crushes!) I
I AM SO NOT PREPARED FOR THIS CRAP!
Silver lining to losing one boy to “the grown world” is that I will get that ONE-ON-ONE time with my third grader Ryan. It was so nice to attend the first dance with just Nick as Ryan wasn’t old enough to go. And now, I get to attend the last few dances with just Ryan.
Make time to teach your sons how to be GOOD men. Make time to get to know your kids outside of the home and in “their world.” Meet their friends, be a kid just like them. You only have now to be their parent, friend and whole world. Soon, you cant be their friend…you HAVE to be the parent as they enter teenage-hood. And one day you will only be PART of their world. So eat it up moms….soak it up….bask in it. Back to practicing my FORNITE dances and teaching these fools the cupid shuffle!