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.