Monday, September 6, 2010
I ran to the Subway Sandwich shop and picked up a Pizza sub. to take to Aaron at the middle school. I also picked up a bouquet of balloons and tied them onto a bag of Starburst candy. Starburst was one of the birthday boys favorite kinds of candy. When I arrived at the middle school, I went to the front office and had them call him up so I could deliver his surprise to him.
Aaron was glad to see me and tickled especially to see the Sub sandwich. It didn't take him long to take hold of the Subway Sandwich Shop's sack that his birthday lunch was in. He was also happy to get the Starburst candy. That was icing on the cake for his birthday lunch but much to my surprise, he declined the balloons.
I'm not sure what I was thinking. I guess I wasn't thinking. He was in middle school and much too big to be carrying around a bouquet of balloons at school even if it did have a bag of Starburst candy tied onto the end of it. I think the balloons sort of embarrassed him. So, I gave him the pizza sub from Subway and the Starburst candy and brought the balloons back home. On the short drive home, I thought...at this age, two out of three is probably not so bad. At the same time, and with a sigh, I also thought...he's growing up way too fast for my liking.