The other day, I was cleaning up the kitchen when my 5 year old son Giles said to me, “Mom, do you think I will be a good man when I grow up?”
My reply? “Well I certainly hope so. That is clearly the plan. Come to think of it, I do think you will be a good man when you grow up!”
To which Giles remarked with strong conviction, “That’s right Mom, I am going to be a very, very, very good man when I grow!”
The fact that he is pondering this at all suggests a desire to lead a meaningful life. One filled with purpose. This desire means he has begun to create a positive path for himself toward his manhood.
I am really going to love watching him grow. And you know what? As his mom, I have front row seats!
Yes today was a good day. A very, very, very good day!
Lisa J Lafave, PhD, MBA, ACC
CEO & Founder of Coaching Rocks, LLC
A Single Mom By Choice Raising Surrogacy Twin Boys
Written in My Little a Brick in University a Heights, Ohio