Saturday, August 16, 2008

Proud

I don't know if this has anything to do with my mothering-nor do I want the credit if it does, but....
I got a phone call today from a dad. He was RSVP-ing for his son, whom he said would be attending my son's big 16th birthday bash.
Frankly, I thought it was kinda weird. The dad called?
Tonight, when Oldest got home, I told him the kid was coming. He said, "Oh, cool!"
I asked him who he was and wasn't it kinda weird his dad called?
He said (and here's the proud part) "He's a kid on my football team. He's quite a large kid. Nobody talks to him. He doesn't have many friends. But, I think he's cool....so I wanted to invite him."
Just when he's about on my last nerve......he goes and melts my heart into a pool of mush.

15 comments:

Geo said...

Dang. What a guy. I'm proud too, and I had nothing to do with it!

Waldo said...

Good for Oldest, doing his own thing (the right thing) despite the crushing social pressure to be cool at age 16. And good job, b., for teaching that.

Cami said...

Proof that you are, indeed, a good mommy! What a son you have there! I'd be just as proud.

Lisa said...

Love when kids do that! You should be proud-and it is just a reflection of what a good mom you are!!

Jill said...

You're obviously a great mom to raise such a great kid!

Johnna said...

my heart's in a puddle too. good job!

Dalene said...

What they said. Nice job to both of you. Those are the qualities that really count.

The Lewis Family said...

Sorry, I am a random blog stalker but I wanted to put in my two cents. Your son sounds like a keeper/winner/sweetheart all of the above, hearing about kids like that brings hope back into this crazy world :)

TJ said...

I work full time and my hubby stays with the kids,
(which I hate btw), but my husband has rsvp'd for partys and when my son had his party my husband put his own name and phone # on the invitation. Even I thought that was a little weird. NO ONE rsvp'd. Big surprise. Thankfully some kids did come, I was there too. I took the day off work.

No Cool Story said...

Awwww :D
Thanks for sharing that.

YAY! You are a good mom!

Adria said...

That is wonderful. What a thoughtful young man.

The Raybould Family said...

That is a heart melter warmer. Your son just made a huge difference in that boy's life.

CKW said...

My two biggest fears for when my boys start school is that they will either be bullied or be THE bullies. Not that it can only be either way, but it gives me hope. What a good kid!

Jyl said...

I say to take the credit when at all possible. And, of course, blame it on something else when it is not in our favor to do so ;)! But... you are right about sharing the credit with him. I think it is a sign of great character to go outside the group and include others. And, it is hard to do at that age... or, at any age, right?

Kuddos to your kid! And to you!

Queen Scarlett said...

He is one Rare Guy...and that's a good thing. Bravo b!!!