Monday, July 12, 2010

The Prince

This Saturday is the Prince’s 20th birthday.

I have a 20-year old son.

The other day he says, “Mom, I’m the longest relationship you’ve ever had.”

True. True.

Of course, he stole this line from me so he gets no points for being profound.

Last month when I was impersonating a pedestrian he got up faithfully at 7:00 am and drove me to work and picked me up without complaint. After I thanked him profusely, he said, “We’re family, Mom. I’d do anything for you. Besides, I don’t think I really had a choice.”

Smart boy.

My ex-boyfriend used to refer to him as “Oedipus”.

I kind of feel sorry for the men who will come into my life. They better not come up in here trying to compete with either of my kids. That would be a lost cause.

After he took me to pick up my car he came with me to the gas station. We pulled up, I got out and pumped the gas. Parked in front of us was a guy driving a van which advertised an HVAC company. He was also pumping gas. Shortly after that, some other guy comes out of the store after paying for his gas and gets in his car. I finished up and got in my car. The Prince says, “Did you see those two guys looking at you? I don’t think I like that very much.”


I can’t believe how quickly 20 years has gone by.


Vivianne's Vista said...

Time does fly doesn't? My son is going on 6 and I still see the newborn. I don't know where the years go. I can't imagine how I will feel when he is 20!

Your son was adorable. I love how he is hanging onto you in the picture!

Diva (in Demand) said...


*There's a party right Chele? Is there some cake and ice cream anywhere?*


Melissa B. said...

I have one turning 20 in a couple of weeks. Happy Birthday to your baby boy...1990 seems so far away, doesn't it? SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!


TJ said...

Aw... That photo is soooo cute! Happy Birthday!!!

LadyLee said...

Awwwwwww.... Happy Birthday Prince!

Remnants of U said...

Yes, the time flies by next thing you know...your baby is a man. LOL!
It's so hard to believe...mine is 22 now.

Rene W. said...

Aww - what a sweet pic of you & your little man :) Amazing how time flies... Thanks so much for visiting me on my SITS day! It was a major leap of faith leaving the relyable 9-5 but so worth it :) Have a great day!

Luv said...

awww that is so sweet.. my child is 7 almost put 6 and he be giving men the business so i am sure at 20 your son is really going to give them the business