Sunday, September 27, 2009
Finally a day with the teenager
We went with Tom and his dad to Camp Pendleton for a marine reunion. I was super excited when Nick agreed, and actually seemed to look forward to coming with us. Tom and I spend a lot of one on one time with Steveo, but we havent done something with just Nick since the Day Of The Dead at the Hollywood Cemetery.
We got the grand tour, and Nick seemed to really enjoy seeing all of the tanks and helicopters. It felt good to reconnect with Nick. Im not sure if its the age, but lately, Nick seems interested only in video games, more specifically, Halo. He doesnt like to leave his room unless he really has to. More than anything, I dont want our relationship to ever feel strained, or stressful. I love both my kids more than words can describe, but Nick and I grew up together. He taught me to be strong when I wanted nothing more than to stay in bed and wallow when his father died. He understands me and I understand him. He teaches me so much everyday. Each day I spend time with him, I am more and more amazed at how intelligent and articulate he has become. I hope one day he realizes how proud I am to be his mother. He made our day so much better.