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It's Monday Listicles time and I'm straying off course just a little. We have topic choices today - 10 Things You Wish You Could Delete or 10 Things About Mom. Here's the thing about what I wish I could delete - I don't really want to relive them here in print. Ahem.
My twist on the list of 10 things Mom is this: I'm going to add to the reasons you are probably sick of
10 Reasons The Boy Makes Me One Proud Mama:
1. While I was out for my Sunday run with Hubs yesterday, he got up and emptied the dishwasher.
2. He also had waffles ready to make when we got home. Yes, he made me waffles for Mother's Day breakfast. All by himself.
3. He bought me a gift, without any help from his dad (but a little help from The Girlfriend). Two different tropical scented candles in and adorable tropical themed candle holder. This fits my personality so perfectly.
4. He finished his homework, which took him hours, then finished his chores, then washed my car. Without anyone asking. My car was two weeks overdue to be washed. Just sayin'.
5. He has spent this entire school baseball season as one of 5 juniors on a team dominated by eleven seniors who get all the playing time. These boys are good, the coach was honest about his playing time when he was given a spot on Varsity, and I have no complaints there at all. But my kid shows up for every practice and every game fully prepared and giving 110% each and every time with no complaints. The team is headed for the State Championship tournament next weekend and he's happy to be a part of it. He knows it's a once in a lifetime chance.
6. They (the baseball team, that is) had an extremely disappointing loss Saturday night. Only their second loss of the entire regular and post season. Many of the boys simply did not show up mentally for the game - I think they thought they would cruise through it for a win. Not so much. My son made it a personal mission to try to fire them up. One of the team stars (the only other kid trying to fire the team up) went out of his way after the game to walk up to my son's car, tap on the window and tell him that he really appreciated his efforts in trying to get the guys fired up and that he really respected him for it. First of all, what teenage kid does that - goes out of his way to compliment another kid who happens to be a bench warmer most of the time? And second? Could my heart swell any more? Toward either of them?
7. While flipping channels, Hubs came across a Slash concert. The Boy came in the room and jammed to Guns N' Roses tunes. How cool is he? 'Nuff said. (If you just said to yourself Guns N' Who? well, I'm not sure I can help. Try this. Or this. Or this. I can't help it, I'm a child of the 80's. If it hit the pop charts, I listened to it.)
8. He's looking forward to the fact that he'll get to vote in the upcoming presidential election. He turns 18 in September and the voter registration cut off is October 8th! I have no idea how it's possible that I have a child almost old enough to vote since I'm still 29....
9. Did I mention he washed my CAR?
10. He's my boy.
If you are a mom, I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day. If you aren't a mom, I hope you celebrated with your mom. If you no longer have your mom, I hope you experienced a smile and a fond memory in her honor yesterday.