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    • Laurie Stone

      Lee, You’re so funny. What would I do without my boys as my bread! (Going too far with the metaphor?) Thanks so much.

  1. This brings a lump to my throat since I also have two grown sons. It seems like just yesterday they were playing cowboys in the backyard. They may be taller than me now but I still see those sweet little faces when I look up at them.

    • Laurie Stone

      Shelley, I’m not sure we never stop seeing them as little boys on some level. I guess it comes with being a Mom.

  2. Here’s another thing i know about sons: As they start families of their own, they have a new appreciation of you and a revived desire to have you around. They think you can work miracles with their babes–sing them to sleep, make them laugh. And you can. And do.

    • Laurie Stone

      I can’t imagine the time my boys have kids of their own. I can’t wait to see them as fathers, but I know neither is ready yet. Still… when the times comes, hopefully my years in training will come in handy!

  3. Ah yes, I can relate to all those points 😊 My eldest son is 26 and head chef in a country gastro restaurant; son Is 19 years university student & bar nightclub supervisor (he is very helpful) ; son who is nearly 12 & plays the ukelele & enjoys karaoke; son aged 10 – he would like to be inna rock band. Then I have my darling daughter who is 23. My eldest 3 no longer live at home.

    • Laurie Stone

      Linda, You’re a busy lady! So many diverse, interesting kids to keep track of. Sounds like they’re all doing great.

    • Laurie Stone

      Pamela, Thanks for sending my post along! As they say, there’s a special place in heaven for mothers with two little boys.

  4. I can’t believe what a wonderful man our son has grown into. In his late teens/early 20s he always drove too fast and was very private about his life – then he got married, slowed down, became more thoughtful and communicative again, and generally turned back into the lovely boy he used to be. Watching him now as a father is just lovely. Who’d have thought sons could warm our hearts so much?

    • Laurie Stone

      Leanne, I’ve heard there’s a part of the brain that doesn’t mature till our mid-20’s. That might explain why males sometimes take longer to become fully adult, ahem. There’s a huge difference between my son Patrick who’s 26 now and how he was a few years ago. Its fascinating to watch them become men.

    • Laurie Stone

      Sharon, I love music and food. Life is good. I’m not surprised your son is a sweet guy. He’s got a lovely mother!

  5. I have 2 grown sons and 3 grandsons so, I know exactly where you’re coming from here. I had younger brothers and wouldn’t know what to do with a girl. It is wonderful to see them grow and have their own family.
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    • Laurie Stone

      Barbara, I can’t imagine when wives and grandchildren come along. Neither son is ready for that next step, but I see my oldest getting closer. Get goosebumps just thinking about it!

  6. My 27 year old son is none of things. Don’t get me wrong, he is a good man. But just not in any of those ways. I do miss my sweet little guy though!

    • Laurie Stone

      Michele, I think they all mature in their own timeframe. My oldest and youngest are very different. My son Paul is taking longer than his big brother, but he’s getting there in his own way. Like many mothers, I’d love to take one day and revisit those sweet, little boys of the past.

    • Laurie Stone

      Judy, How exciting about your son’s upcoming marriage! Congratulations. I get goosebumps just thinking about that time of life…

  7. I was blessed of one boy child and one girl child.
    My husband and I were just talking last week about how my son worries and cares for me and our daughter worries and cares for him. Alternately, while we love both of our children to the stars and back, he spoils our daughter more and holds our son to a higher account and I do the exact opposite.
    Love this post. Thanks 🙂

    • Laurie Stone

      Diane, So interesting about each child gravitating toward the opposite sex parent. I do notice my boys always ask me out to dinner, which I love. They’re close to my husband too, but seem to feel more comfortable sharing their vulnerabilities with me. Interesting phenomenon.

  8. As a mom of two boys, I love this post. I’m still laying the foundation for my boys who are 10 and 12 years old. Watching my 12 year old become a teenager instills pride, heartbreak and worry in me all at the same time. I love your website!

    • Laurie Stone

      Valerie, Thanks so much. Its wonderful watching our children go from boys to men. Sounds like you’re going through what every Mom experiences. Its a mixed bag, but very rewarding.

    • Laurie Stone

      Debbie, My boys are great. I’m very lucky. Just had friends today with a friend with 3 daughters. I told her I can’t imagine having all that female energy in the house!

    • Laurie Stone

      Lucy, I would love to see a list like this for girls. Never having had girls, I’m curious to see the similarities and differences.

  9. You made it up the castle stairs with the help of one son ahead and the other behind. That metaphor brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations, you raised them well!

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