today boy1 and i went shopping.....just the two of us. i can't remember the last time that happened. he's 22 now and pretty much buys whatever he needs. so he doesn't feel the need to spend hours at a mall with his mom. he's going to be touring again this summer and then moving to an out of state college in September. i guess the knowledge that he won't be living close by for much longer makes me treasure moments together.
i feel blessed that we have a great relationship and it wasn't weird at all for us to be hanging out. he wanted a sports coat and a couple of nice shirts but isn't much of a shopper. he asked me to help him find nice, affordable stuff. (translation: he trusts me to not dress him like a geek -- that's pretty cool)
we really had a nice time....talked about college and his hopes and dreams. no distractions from siblings. just me and him. good times.