The Last Kiss

It has happened. That dreaded day that all mothers of little boys fear. The last kiss. The day that as you drop your son off at school they ask you in a very grown up voice, if you can please not kiss them goodbye in front of everyone. Sigh. I knew it was coming. I’ve been there twice before. Now we will strike a deal to get that sweet little kiss before we get to school. I quickly put my feelings into this little sketch while they are foremost in my mind. I wish I had the time today to paint my feelings, but it is not to be, so I will have to be satisfied with a quick sketch for now. My only consolation is that they get over this phase and in their late teens, don’t mind and even welcome the extra attention as they stand towering over me.

21 responses

  1. Pam,Now that my son is a Jr. in High School, I can’t hug him before he gets out of the car. : (I do tell him that I love him, and he does tell me he loves me back! : )I do believe that hardest, and the most challenging job in the world is being a mom!

  2. PS…thanks for the pumpkin bread and coffee. I have a comfy couch just for these occasions. I love your sketch. Your lines are so sensitive and emote such feeling. Well done dear friend.HugsSueAnn

  3. My son is now 40 and kisses me all the time!! I love it!! So do not despair…they will kiss again!! And he has given me five wonderful grandchildren to boot!! Woohoo! I have definitely come out a winner now!!HugsSueAnn

  4. Although it’s been almost 40 yrs since I faced that very same feeling, I remember it well. It’s so special each time my son and I meet, the KISS is first!!!(((gentle hugs my friend)))Bevie

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  6. oh I remember that day:( my son used to blow me kisses all the way into the school when I dropped him off, then it was a couple quick ones as he hurried into the school, and then it was gone-he is 15 now and i swear i ache for those younger days when he seemed to like me! it’s a rare occasion to get a (sort of) hug

  7. Oh, what a heartbreak! I’m hoping, hoping, hoping my girl does not go through a phase like that. Sniff, sniff…xoxoLaurie

  8. a beautiful sketch to convey your can always kiss him goodnight..but my 5yr old screws his face up! my 3yr old is ok though so far!!

  9. I know….I’m with ya here….somewhere along the line I also lost the hug at school from my 9 year old, we may as well be shaking hands, he’s just itchin’ to make the getaway….thank goodness at home we can still hug and squeeze and cuddle and kiss….your sketch says it all…..

  10. *sigh* I know when that day comes for me years from now,I’ll be thinking about your sketch. Can’t wait to see what you turn it into

  11. Pam,along with all the love, there are moments of heartbreak… Mine was when they went off to college, still can’t talk about it too much or I’ll cry. Isn’t it great though, on how they do return to wanting the pda :)blessings,starrydeborah

  12. ugh..I think I might have shed a tear just now.thanks for sharing your heart and bring to the point the things that matter most.happy to have been to blog. I will keep in touch

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  14. I love your post. I ache for the day my son goes to college… (two more years) Beautiful artwork as well! Roxanne

  15. ohhhh no. my heart is aching. i can feel it coming. two boys of my own, 7 and 4. what a gorgeous way to capture life. gorgeous sketch.

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