Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Just a Little Smile

While watching out the window in the time-honored tradition of mother's everywhere,
I spied Caitlin's boyfriend coming up the walk.
I watched him get out of the car
come about halfway to the door
stop
take a deep breath
check his fly
square his shoulders
and stride up to the door with his "manly" walk
(which has only recently been acquired)
It was just really cute.
Teens are cute
the same way toddlers are cute
straddling separate identities
baby to child
child to adult


Aren't they precious?

17 comments:

princesssaurora said...

They are adorable!!!  I hope he doesn't read you or he will be embarassed that you saw!

be well,
Dawn

plieck30 said...

Yes they are precious and the description of the young man is priceless. Paula

karebear4x4 said...

definitely precious....the story too~kbear

toonguykc said...

I'm glad you wrote about that little moment!

Love,
Russ
(who still regularly checks his zipper at the age of 41)

lsfp1960 said...

They are precious.  And the sad thing is that at age, they sometimes don't know how precious they are.  I think the teenage years are the hardest time for kids as far as their self image is concerned.  Linda in Washington state

deshelestraci said...

That really is cute.  I'm glad to hear you say some nice things about teens.  It gives me hope!
Traci

ktkamanski said...

They look as though their made for one another - Precious it tis! Thanks for sharing this with us - Hope your enjoying your day!
Katie

demandnlilchit said...

YOU know he cares deeply just by his walk up to your dorr....everything had to be checked and in order before he rang that door bell....true sign of the depth that he cares about her.

XOXOX
Kim

kamdghwmw said...

Teens are so funny!
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

bhbner2him said...

Yes, they are precious!  I often get a kick out of watching 18 year old Bubba trying to figure out the "man" thing, while at the same time trying to hold a piece of "boyhood".  -  Barbara

mztishgray0726 said...

Yes I think that is great.  Isn't it something to sit back and watch them sometimes and they have not a clue as to what you were doing.  (giggle).  Hugs. Tish G.

bgilmore725 said...

I know... it is cute. I remember watching my son go through his own stretching and posturing into manhood. I don't think he'd find it as cute as we do... but someday, looking back, they'll see their own innocence. So glad you caught the memory. What a sweet one. bea

jmorancoyle said...

    Manly? He's a baby! Look at those smooth cheeks and that childish smile? Why do they have to grow up so fast?
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

gehi6 said...

Yes, they are, darling.  That is a very cute photo.   Gerry http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

saysgertrude said...

Wow! This took me back to high school when I started dating this guy who also had a "manly" walk. Funny looking back...I hated that walk...arrogant I thought but didn't hate it enough to turn him down when he asked me out. We have been married almost 12 years now! :) Thanks for visiting!

lindaggeorge said...

What a lovely photo.

Linda.

nay0114 said...

Teen love.
Take care, Chrissie
http://jourals.aol.com/nay0114/almost-paradise-ii/