"I love you, you love me, we're a happy family, with a great big hug and a kiss form me to you, won't you say you love me too."
Stephanie and I sang it before Barney did, just for the record!
Last night as we were watching the Alabama football game Jacob asked me, "Dad can you not sing the I love you song anymore at bed? It doesn't mean that much anymore."
I had wondered when this day would come. Jacob turned 13 in September and he is in the process of becoming a young man. Even though I knew someday he wouldn't want a song, hug and kiss before bed, I still wasn't completely prepared for it actually happening.
Jake is an emotional, sweet boy and I'm a touchy dad so he won't escape my hugs and kisses for ever, but I have to admit it was a little strange walking out of his bedroom after prayers without having sung him his goodnight song.
I closed the door and thought about how a door on his childhood was closing along with it.
|Gopher football game in Nov 2016.|
|Pheasant hunting trip to SD Nov 2016.|
|Eating Buffalo Wings in Brainerd Dec 2016.|
|Goofing around in Shakoppe at Izzy bball Jan 2017.|