I took this picture of Jackson last night at dinner and it’s an instant favorite for me. We were in a restaurant and the sun was in his eyes, so I handed him my sunglasses, which might look better on him than on me, and I whipped out my camera to take a picture and he shot me this look, which sums up this period in his life pretty succinctly. You can almost hear him say, “Whatever, Mom, just take the picture.” At the tail end of first grade, just before his seventh summer, betraying a hint of the teenager he’ll become (sooner than I’m probably ready for): he’s not such a little boy anymore. And don’t even get me started on Joanie who turns three in a few weeks, though I swear she was a newborn only recently.
Weekends, of course, still very much revolve around them (as they should), and this one won’t be any different. Tonight Jackson has a friend sleeping over — one of his oldest friends, whom he met when he was just a few weeks old. Her mother and I have remained close all these years, and, lucky for us, our kids are among each other’s favorite people. We’ve been joking for a long time that they’ll be each other’s prom dates one day, and who knows — it might just happen!
Not sure exactly what else the weekend will bring, but it will probably involve some bike-riding, berry-eating, game-playing, drink-making, and maybe some grilling. Hope you all have a good one, too! What are you up to?