March 09, 2010

lying in wait


It was with great anticipation that I snuck into his bedroom and nestled a chocolate chick next to his alarm clock. I expected him to find it when he tucked in for the night, but I heard no scream of terror. And so I put it of my head for the evening. But this morning…
here he came, all but shouting. Look what was in my room! And then he took it in his hand and crushed it. Little does he know… I have three more.

I suppose it is kind of sick that I enjoy scaring my kids. But my Mom took great pleasure in it… so I figure, I come by it rightly. At least I am not storing scary Halloween masks in the attic for just such a purpose! And these chicks are not scary… not one little bit. But last year, Camden just decided their eyes were a little too wide-eyed and maybe a little freaky. And I can tell you… that it is part of what makes me fall in love with him day after day. That quirky, funny, joyful mind of his… oh, how he makes me laugh!

I may not hide another chick right away… but I will continue on and plan my attacks accordingly. Just because… it is our little thing. And one more way to say I love you… in the the language of a thirteen year old's heart!

Unwrapping my love today… and, a quirky side of my own personality!

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11 comments:

Dayle said...

Cute. I have friend who plays tricks on her teenaged son all the time. They swap tricks and it's their way of showing affection.

togetherforgood said...

Oh I love this. It reminds me of a story from my childhood. I might have to tell it sometime. :)

Corinne said...

That is too funny :)

K said...

You can hide chocolate in my room anytime!

dawn said...

ohDawn, that's awesome! I love your sense of humor and the way you show your son love. way to go.

Kat said...

Fun stuff :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute.
You have just enough 'dark side' in you to make this funny!

Boy Crazy said...

this cracks me up. I love it. My oldest is just really old enough now that I can play little jokes on him like that and he gets it. It's so much fun.

xo elizabeth

Kelli said...

I love a family who can laugh together!! My 8yo hides an alarm clock under our bed so it can go off at odd hours!! Laughter is contagious:it's the only thing I don't mind catching!!!

Jenny said...

This made me stop and wonder if I love my little guys in their love language? Thank you for making me think.

heather said...

Oh my goodness! I love this!!! I have a 12 year-old nephew who always amazes me that he still hugs me and says I love you. It is a tough age to "crack" and I love that you have this super cute connection with your son!! Just love it!!!!