My 10 year old son is obsessed with anything that has to do with space or aliens right now. Hey, it's better than the High School Musical phase or the very disturbing Lady Gaga obsession he has recently outgrown. (We hope!) He is about to turn 11, and is officially in the pre-teen stage of life. How did that happen, by the way? It seems like it was only yesterday that he was my cute little snuggle-bug who couldn't get enough hugs, who absolutely believed in the magical healing powers of "Mommy Kisses." Well, this is no more. Sadly, now I have a swarthy, sullen, and often challenging child to deal with. Instead of kisses I get eye-rolling. Instead of public hugs and "I love you, Mommy", I get shoved away since it's not "cool" to be seen loving on your mama. Okay. I can deal. I remember being that age, and I'm sure I did the same things, much to the dismay of my own mother. My baby is growing up. He's still a sweet kid, but is challenging authority every step of the way.
So I am sure that with his newly-found astronomical obsession, he has wondered what it would be like to send his parents off to space to live among the aliens at least once. I mean, what kid his age wouldn't? Without Mom, there wouldn't be anyone to tell him to do his chores or make sure his homework is completed in a satisfactory manner.There wouldn't be anyone telling him his hair is getting too long and is in desperate need of a trim. There wouldn't be bedtimes or mandatory showers, and he could eat ramen noodles for dinner every night instead of having to choke down REAL food, which of course includes vegetables. Without Mom, there would be no rules.
In my own defense, I think that if I were to get abducted by little green men and sent to some far off world, there ARE some things that my son would miss. He may not want to admit that, though, since it might just ruin his image, haha. Here are the top 10 things I think my son would miss about me if I were abducted by aliens:
So I think that while the idea of having his mom shipped off to some distant planet might sound like a lot of fun at first, he would quickly realize that without his mom, things just don't work. There would be no one there to share his secrets with or to talk about his day with, there would be no fluffy towels fresh out of the way, and there wouldn't be those hugs he claims he doesn't even want anymore. But he knows as well as I do that Mommy hugs are the BEST....as long as his friends aren't there to see!
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