So this is not the Star Wars post I’ve been writing in my head for months but I wanted to document so I can remember.
Tonight I took a deep breath, reached for the Star Wars sticker book and asked, “Hey, you want to do some Star Wars stickers together?” My son looked a little surprised and very pleased. We snuggled up on the sofa with the sticker book and then he said, “I’m touched you asked me to do this with you Mom.” It was a moment filled with bliss and love and victory and it was also a reminder. A reminder for me to make the effort to understand and connect through his interests, it is a finite amount of time this open book stage.
“I am touched you asked me to do this with you…” A powerful reminder that he does notice all those times I am not only unable to pick a favorite droid, debate the moral compass of the storm troopers, or choose which light saber I think is the most powerful but that sometimes I am unable to hide my annoyance. I will savor this moment and hope to remember to make more of them.