05 January 2009

Planning Ahead For The "Big Day"

My son, who will turn 8 at the end of the month, often has a difficult time falling asleep at night. Like his father and his father's father he has a hard time turning off his brain. Frank has no problem sleeping, but has a tendency to start ruminating on a specific topic and then worry about it, then worry about worrying about it.

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

Evan usually vocalizes his worries, which is good in a way. I'm glad he feels he can talk to us about what's on his mind.

However.

When it's nearly 10:00 p.m. and he says, "Who will I take to Prom?" I have a hard time sympathizing.

Yes, this is what keeps my son awake at night: Prom.

He's worried the girl he's planning to ask will say no and nobody will dance with him.

I assured him that any girl would be thrilled to go to Prom with him; he's funny, smart, very kind and sweet, and cute as hell (I left the "as hell" part out).

Then I told him to go. to. sleep.

Prom is nine years away.

2 comments:

Tracy said...

Sophia has been planning her wedding since she was about 2 years old. I still remember walking into Michaels...she saw a wrought iron trellis and said, 'that's what I want for my wedding!'

Tell Evan that Sophia could always be a fallback date.

sarah said...

lol....and he takes after his namesake as well. holy smokes.

then again, maybe it's just a guy thing?