Yesterday at church, Korri was giving me a run for my money, so I looked over at Finn and asked for a kiss. He quickly looked around and shook his head, "no." Gasp. There were instantly a million pieces of my heart on the floor. Heart broken.
I mean, he's 8. He has friends at church. They could SEE! I get it. I just don't ever want to let him/them go and this was a clear mark in the sand. No more public kisses. I can deal with that, I guess. I eventually was able to negotiate to me giving him a peck on his forehead. And he did give me a smacker on the lips before bed, so it isn't completely over yet. And I THINK he'll still hold my hand in public, especially if he's distracted. Just a few more minutes, Finn. Please, slow down. This momma's just not ready.
These moving lyrics by Nichole Nordman sum it up perfectly:
Won't you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it's all too fast
Let's make it last a little while
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly
I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am
But do you think you can somehow
Conversely, I asked Mac for a kiss this morning and he said, "Two kisses...no, lotsa kisses!" So, I'll still get my dose of baby kisses for now :)