I often take Jayce with me to the store, especially when I go at night. It gives us a chance to talk, be silly together. And, he likes it because I usually buy him a
As we walked down the aisles tonight, there were lots of families shopping. Some with both parents and some with only one. And, they were all on cell phones or blue tooths. Talking to someone on the phone while shopping with their kids!
I just felt sorry for not only the kids (being ignored) but the adults as well. Don't they know that kids can open up at the weirdest times? That kids as old as 10 have deep and emotional thoughts that would surprise even the most seasoned parent? That kids, even teen age kids, need to be silly with their parents?
Shopping at night, you always see weirdos. Jayce and I gigled at all the weirdos we saw and had a good time.
Jayce told me about missing his best friend, that's leaving tomorrow for camp. About the t-shirt/exotic car/movie script writing business he's going to have when he's grown up. And how rich he's going to be. I asked him if he'd have a house built on his property for me and his dad and he said maybe. What a kid.
Seriously, I enjoy the times I have one on one with each of my kids. I'm sure there will come a day when they would rather not be with me but until then, I'm turning my cell phone off.