Yesterday a sweet little present came in the mail from my good friend, Jess. It was a book called Mother to Son and it has little sayings and advice from baby through high school.
The baby quotes made me smile, but the high school quotes made me tear up … I can’t even imagine Dexter all grown up!
In the Beginning
Know that your job in life is to feed him, love him, and point him in the right direction
Be ready for him to wake up hungry. Boys eat more than you can imagine, even as babies.
Keep lots of soft towels handy. He’s a drooling machine
The Toddler Years
If you want him to listen to you when he’s a teenager, teach him to listen to you now.
He will try to drag a hose from the sandbox to living room. Discourage this.
Walk him to school for as long as he’ll let you
He will want you to feel his muscles. Tell him he’s a hunk.
State in your harshest mother-voice, that under no circumstances, in this lifetime, may he jump off any roof into a pool.
Know that left unattended for one second, however, he will jump off the roof into the nearest pool.
He doesn’t need a radar detector. If he gets speeding tickets, he needs to slow down.
If he does get a ticket, don’t try to get it fixed. Send him to court. Wearing a tie.
Linda Izquierdo said:
Beautiful! Another very short book for both mommy and child, “Love You Forever,” always leaves me teary eyed. Dexter is such a handsome little boys and his gregarious personality is already shining through—very delightful and interesting years lay ahead. Bless him ❤
So so sweet! What a loving family. What lovely mothers.
Grandma Renee said:
Oh, can I ever relate to your brother when reading those words of wisdom. We made him go to court wearing a tie and now he does it all by himself. How funny. Enjoy every minute of the Dex man.
Pam Burrows said:
Our children are such precious gifts. Don’t worry to much about those high school years, they all seem to work out. Enjoy every minute you have with him now.
Aw!! These are so great! Great pics of the two of you too:)
That is so very sweet. Love the quotes. Beautiful pictures of you and your son!
Thanks! Sometimes I need good quote to remind me to live in the moment.
I’m so glad your present finally arrived and that you liked the book! I thought you would 🙂