I was so excited to have the weekend to spend with Ben, my 10 year old son. I had big plans and gave Ben about 100+ suggestions on how we could explore Phoenix. I suggested hiking, a road trip, a visit to the science museum, cave exploration, etc. He had a basketball game Saturday morning and we could leave right after his game.
Ben said, “No. I want to just hang out with you. I don’t want to go many places.” He had his own agenda and I decided to go with the flow and say, “Yes!” to his plans.
So we went to Dave & Busters to play video games. After watching him play games, I think I’m safe to buy him a gun, as he is an excellent marksman. But he will NEVER drive anyone in our family. Oh my.
We saw 2 3D movies – Star Wars Episode 1 and Journey To The Center of the Earth 2. I’m not a fan of 3D movies, but he was in heaven. He picked our seats, got extra butter on his popcorn, and even got Skittles and Red Vines.
We watched the Slam Dunk Competition and ate spaghetti and drank rootbeer out of the bottle at Ben’s request.
And this morning, I offered to take him anywhere to eat for breakfast. Again I suggested about 20 places. He decided on Denny’s. That wasn’t a suggestion.
So I put away my grand plans to mark items off my life list and said “Yes” to Ben and “Yes” to putting my list down, and “Yes” to relationships. And I’m a better person for it.
Before Jeff got home, Ben said to me, “Thanks mom for doing a lot of things that I really like doing. It was great.” Yes. Indeed, yes.
I’m really excited about the wonderful opportunities that are just around the corner. Really great things.
Thank you for your kind words from last week. My dream is not gone, it is merely postponed. Normally I respond right away, but wanted to take a few days to digest the events of last week and get my attitude back on track. Again, thank you. I’m beyond grateful for you.
Blessings sweet friends – Jenny