Posted July 19, 2008on:
I woke up early this Saturday morning knowing about the boys’ plan to go to the tracks for sprint practice. I planned to join them and to do a few rounds of brisk walking myself but decided against it when I realized they were practicing with their school coach and their classmates / friends. I didn’t want to embarass them for looking like a tag-along mom. You know kids these days… Though the boys don’t openly show their consternation when they bump into us in the malls, I just know they’d rather be left on their own devices when they’re out with their cliques. Mother’s instincts…you know…
“Ma, we’re playing billiards at the club after practice, is that okay?”, Matt, my 15 year old son said as I lay in bed lulling myself back to sleep. “Hmm….Where are you having lunch?”, I asked. “Not decided yet but we plan to watch Dark Knight in the afternoon”, Matt replied.
A few more questions about their itinerary for the day and Matt and Kyle were off, with Jerry driving them to Abellana Sports Complex.
I crawled towards Jake who was still asleep and planted a kiss on his milk-scented nape… Flashback to our earlier conversation…
“Ma, when I’m big na, I want to be in school with A-hia and Di-hia”, Jake remarked. “Oh, but A-hia would be in college by then. Hehehe… But it’s okay. You’d be with Di-hia for a few years,” I told him. “What are your plans by the way?”, I pretended like I was talking to a grown-up half-knowing I’d get wild or weird answer/s from this 4yo kid.
“Uh, I don’t know…”, Jake replied.
With my 15yo and 11.5yo sons planning things on their own for Saturdays or free days and being less available for family … I’d hold on to the thought that Jake has not made plans for himself yet…
…not in the next 7 years at least!