Thursday, February 21, 2008

I Think, One Day ... Sweet Boy ... They Will Be Waiting For You

I was making dinner the evening of Valentine's Day.

Little Billy was sitting in the living room watching TV.

Eventually, he came over to the stove, pulled up a barstool and sat down to watch me cook.

"How was your day today, Little Billy?"

He reached over and began stirring the pot of corn on the stove with a spoon and he says, "It was good. I gave my teachers their Valentine's gifts - they liked them," he never looked up. "I also gave a present to D."

I was surprised. "You gave what present to D?"

He looked up and cracked a sly smile and said, "A stuffed dog. One of those I bought with Dad the other day - one with a heart in his mouth - you remember," he said, batting those dark brown eyelashes over chocolate colored eyes.

"You did?" I poked him on the shoulder and he laughed. "I didn't know you gave her a Valentine's present. What did she say?"

Dropping the spoon now in the pot of corn and straightening himself on the stool, he says, "She didn't know it was me that gave it to her. I didn't put my name on it. I just sat it on her desk. Her mom says she's too young to like boys - so I didn't want to make her mom mad - ya know?"

I smiled at my sweet, romantic boy. "So ... she didn't know you were the one that gave it to her?"

"I think she knew," he said. "Everyone kept saying that it was me - but I kept denying it - but, I think she knew."

I continued to cook my meal and Little Billy sat on the stool and helped me out. A short time later, after I had mixed up the cold pasta salad with mayonnaise and put it in the refrigerator to chill, Little Billy says, "Can I have girlfriends now - Mom?"

I answered quickly, "No," and smiled. "What do want with a girlfriend? Do you think you are old enough for a girlfriend?"

"I think I am, " he said sweetly.

"What are you gonna do with them - kiss them and stuff," I leaned over and snuggled to his neck and kissed him.

He laughed and said, "No," and then thought for a moment. "Not yet," he said coyly. "Plus ... I guess I'll have to wait until next year to have a girlfriend, anyways."

"Why is that?" I asked, turning the sausage in the skillet with a fork.

"Because D's mom won't let her have a boyfriend this year - maybe she can be my girlfriend next year."

Finding this discussion very sweet and very serious, I say, "You would wait until next year to have a girlfriend - just so you could wait to have D for your girlfriend?"

He smiled and said, "Have you ever seen her, Mom? She is so worth it."





On the upside ... I just love that he doesn't have a clue how cute he is. I also love knowing that whatever girl is lucky enough to win my sweet boy's heart, is definitely going to be .... one lucky little girl!




87 comments:

Bradley's Mom said...

Wow!!! What a great mom/son conversation!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us! It made me smile and brightened my day!!!

Take care!

Linda

girlytwins said...

He couldn't be any sweeter. Can I put him on hold for one of my girls?

Kelly said...

What a sweet, sweet, darling!!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Cute story. So cute... I don't look forward the boyfriend/girlfriend stage!

Brittany said...

Ok... make it past the young ages... and they really do turn into great, adorable, respectable boys. RIGHT? Please say yes...

He is killer, Kellan. Such a handsome boy! If he knew it, you'd be in biiiiig trouble!

MamaGeek said...

Kellan, he looks JUST like you. You did a good job; he is such a sweet sweet boy. And I'm betting he will break A LOT of hearts.

Melanie said...

He is one handsome young man! And how totally sweet that he is willing to wait for her. You're raising quite a boy!

Kelli said...

I hope he never meets any of those icky mean girls. He is way to sweet. They are out there you know. You better warn him next year. What is this world coming too? He is very cute!

Melissa said...

Little Billy is going to be a serious heartbreaker when he gets a little older. Let's hope D is lucky enough to continue to be the object of his affection.

Eagles' Wings said...

He is very cute. BUT they grow up TOO fast.

baby~amore' said...

Billy is going to be hawt ...right now is cute and he has the sweetest smile and nature. No girls here but all the mums better lock up their daughters.

shay said...

He is soooo cute!

What a wonderfully thoughtful young man you have there!

Marie said...

Your son is absolutely adorable! Wow, they really do grow up fast, don't they?

girlymom said...

He's just fine tuning his skills, next year he will look in her direction and she will be the one swooning! Watch out Kellan, those girls will be knocking on the door~ if not knocking over the door for those sweet eyes!

Dawn said...

What a lucky mom to have such a sweet boy, and someday...some girl will be lucky also to have him as her sweetheart. You've raised him well.

tommie said...
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tommie said...

One can only hope to have to have this relationship with my son in a few years!

Angela said...

He is so sweet!
What a special little girl to have his crush.

utmomof5 said...

Exacly how old is he? I have a 8 year old daughter!

Christina

Maria said...

He really is one cute boy! And he's going to have LOTS of girlfriends when he gets older. Ah, to be young and in love!

carrie said...

Oh, that is the curest thing ever. He is a little heartbreaker already, I can't imagine the girls who will swoon over him in a few years!

And I am so with ya on the girlfriend thing, I had to tell my 5th-grader that he could not have pictures of his "girlfriend" next to his bed . . . and then I found a love note. Ugh!

tricki_nicki said...

That is the cutest thing ever! He's adorable.

Amy said...

what a great story! that's a nice picture of billy too!

HRH said...

So freaking sweeeeeet! Boys are the best.

Weezee said...

Kellan, I just love Little Billy he such a great kid. You're right some girl is going to be lucky some day.

On another note I had to catch up on your blog I had not read it in several days and the celebrity picture post gave me a wonderful laugh and my husband is feeling much better about my shoes after seeing your closet.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Grown-up Girl (who will be 23 Sunday) met her boyfriend of 5 + years in the fifth grade. A lot happened between 5th & 12th grades (post idea), but I'd take him seriously!

He is too, too cute--I'm a big fan of the longer hair on boys, and he wears it well!

Melek said...

awww...what a sweet heart! and i love that he came in to talk to you about it. says a lot about your relationship.

LaskiGal said...

Oh, that is the face of a heart breaker . . . though, I think he is too sweet to break hearts . . .

It is clear he will grow into an amazing young man . . . especially if you keep having those wonderful conversations.

jen said...

i envision multiple broken hearts on the horizon!

forgetfulone said...

That is so sweet! And he is a cutie.

OHmommy said...

One lucky girl indeed.

Geez... Kellan. My reader did even identify your new post and already you have 30 comments.

WAY TO GO MOMMY! On your blog and most importantly your HANDOSME son. Has be found out what language they speak in England, yet? LOL. I just LOVE little Billy.

Amy said...

Can I marry him? Can I? Please.

I know I am too old, and already married, but he is just to cute a sweet for words.

Cathy said...

What a sweet, adorable boy!

Could you maybe save him for my daughter? He sounds perfect for her.

Holly said...

Oh Kellan, he's precious! If only I had a daughter...

Amanda said...

He really sounds SO SWEET! What a wonderful conversation to have with him. He's so open!

kim-d said...

What is it anyway, about those boys named Billy? :) What a sweetheart; an absolute sweetheart! Just wait until all of the giggly calls start pouring in...hehehe. I had a similar conversation with my second grandson when he was 11; it both broke my heart that he was growing up so fast and also made me burst with pride that he had such a pure heart towards girls and that he would share his feelings with me. Those sure are precious times!

Hillary said...

That is the sweetest story. How cute!

Jacki said...

Ummm.....can I reserve him for my daughter? Like, put a down-payment on him or something?

He's just adorable....you are raising him well!!

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

What a sweet lil man you have on your hands. I love that he is willing to wait for his special girl.

Have a great day,
Tami

PS: You have been tagged. Head over to my blog for the rules. :)

Cheeky said...

Now that right there is what true love is made of.....

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, I would have been in tears after that adorable, sweet, romantic discussion. He is so cute, and I have the feeling he is going to be a huge hit with ALL the ladies. You are so lucky that he shared all that with you.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I think I need a nap-- this made me cry.
My J2 (only 9) is at this same point... are things happening a lot earlier, or is it my imagination?

Karen said...

Oh, Kellan! You've got so much to be proud of in that boy. His love and loyalty he surely learned from watching his parents all these years. And his good looks are just a bonus.

Victoria said...

Seriously precious. What a sweet boy you have there, Kellan!!

dlyn said...

He is precious - and so cute. You're a lucky Mom Kellan!

Laura said...

Awe.....how cute. And you are right! With looks like that, and being so romantic and kind...that girl sure will be lucky!

Lisa said...

SWEET! :o)

D better watch out!

Katrina said...

That is SO sweet! He's startin early, ain't he? :-)

ps... You made an appearance in one of my vivid pregnancy dreams last night. I happened to be in your neighborhood and stopped by for a chat! :-)

Courtney said...

I realize my girls are only 3 and 1 but can I give him to one of them? He is too sweet and so cute.

Meg said...

Your son is adorable! Wow...what a great story, I remember those days...they grow up so fast...hang on to him as long as you can! My son is 6'2" and 17 now, and we STILL talk, about everything...and hug and kiss all the time, I hope you and your son remain this close forever, it is such a wonderful feeling!

Summer said...

Oh my gosh, what a charmer! This was the sweetest little conversation to read.

ValleyGirl said...

What a sweet, romantic young man!! You've obviously raised that boy right!

Beth said...

Not only is he cute but he's a romantic as well. That one is going to make some young lady very happy one day!

Mary said...

Awwww, what a cute story! I love the innocence :) He's certainly well on his way to be a total heartbreaker some day :)

jennifer h said...

What a sweetheart. I'll just bet D totally knows it was from him. Surely he's the cutest boy in class, too?

What a great conversation. I'm not sure I'm ready for that one yet. So far, The Boy hasn't announced any crushes.

Kathryn said...

Big sigh.
That little Billy is sweet as pie. Imagine a boy so respectful of someone else's parents' wishes. What a dream you are raising. What a romantic, sweet, thoughtful little man.
I love that little Billy.
What a great conversation to have. He obviously really trusts you and values your opinion to share something to private. So sweet!!!
What a lovely post! I'm all teary!

Kami said...

What a darling boy! The girl who lands his heart is going to be the luckiest girl in the world. Of course she'll have to share it with his Momma ;-)

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness you are doing everything right with this little boy. I am just as charmed as can be. I sure hope Madeline meets him when she goes to college. (of course he will be in graduate school and she will be in undergrad, but whatever.)

JenKneeBee said...

Holy crap, he's adorable!

bren j. said...

I hope he's still that romantic by the time he's allowed to have a real girlfriend. What a sweet boy! And handsome to boot!

JO-N said...

Oh, you know, if I were Billy's age, in Billy's class, I think I would fall for him too. LOL. He's going to be a great man.

This is for you:

http://love4kids.blogspot.com/2008/02/another-valentines-day.html

Don Mills Diva said...

Just reading this made my heart swell - what a wonderful story Kellan - as usual!

Joanna said...

Oh he's so cute!

the dragonfly said...

What a sweet boy you have! I hope mine grows up like that...

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Kellan!

Little Billy will definitely be a catch! In a few years I think it will be "D" chasing after him! Don't you wish you could just keep him this young and innocent forever?! :)

Lizzy

Andrea said...

that is so precious!!

Steph said...

That is such a cute story. Little Billy is such a cutie.

Steph

Stacie said...

if only they stay that sweet!

He is a gem!

Leah said...

That's the most adorable thing I've ever heard! And he's a VERY good looking kid! How sweet is he?!?! You've done well with him Kellan.

On a sidenote, I have a good friend who is married to a man who has older sisters and she's mentioned several friends who are married to men who have older sisters and they ALL say they have the sweetest most attentive husbands. Sounds like Little Billy's got something going for him!

I went and married a first-born. ROFL!!

Hetha said...

Oh you've got that right! A lucky little girl indeed. Not only is he irresistable, he's got a heart of gold. Good job mama.

multipleblessings said...

Isn't that cute?!!

My son, Jared, is 10... But he's not even remotely interested in having girl friends. He likes to spend time with girls, as friends, but bring up "lovey stuff", and he just turns bright red! *lol*

Irene said...

Yeah, he is definitely going to be a heartbreaker!!!! You are in TROUBLE! What a face!

I left you something on my blog, I know you already have it, but you definitely deserve it!!!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Wow. WHat a wonderful, sweet conversation, you are so lucky that he would share that with you. And he is just way too gorgeous for words, he definitely looks like a heart breaker, but it sounds like he will be careful with the heart that is given to him.
Good job Mom.

Catlin Humes said...

I would like to think that my hubby waited 17 years just for me to be his girlfriend...but it was probably just luck. lol. He'll make some little girl happy one day when he decides to turn that charm on her.

Pam said...

Oh he has me at the part about not wanting her mom to get mad! How sweet! But then the she is so worth it comment! I melted. He is going to have TONS of girls all over him when he is older. What a sweet little man!

Jodi said...

How sweet!!

Toni said...

Now that is a fine looking boy you have there!

Yvette said...

How sweet, and loyal too, what good traits!! Good job mom!!

He's gonna be a heartbreaker!!

bermudabluez said...

Little Billy is absolutely freakin' adorable!!!! What a beautiful mother/son moment! Thanks for sharing...

frog ponds rock... said...

hmmm... I can see why you are so proud of that young man...
he is so worth it...

cheers Kim..

Tammy said...

What a proud mama moment! He's an awfully special son. :)

Patti said...

You are doggone right she is going to be one lucky little girl because he is a GEM!
I love your conversation with your son Kellan. You are making me wish I had a little boy to go with my princess!

katy said...

How handsome. Some little girl is going to be very lucky to have him one day. You will be shocked when the girls start calling and never quit.
The absolute worst thing is when he gets his heart broken the first time. DS got his broken and he and I wrapped up in blankets and layed on the trampoline all night and watched stars and cried. You can't stop it from happening and it hurts you as much as it does them.

Jessie said...

So.Sweet!

R Family of 4 said...

What a sweet little boy Kellan. I hope my son and I have that sort of relationship when he is older. What ever you have done to make him so sweet and patient can you pass the knoweledge along. My son who is only 3 switches girlfriends every week. It is kind of cute now but I hope when he is older he will have the respect your son has for girls. have a good weekend

Family Adventure said...

I love that he confides these things to you. He is a sweet boy, indeed!

Heidi

Ruthie said...

He IS quite adorable! :)

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