Mother/son "dates"? Question for moms of teens/older sons

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Registered: 11-13-2004
Mother/son "dates"? Question for moms of teens/older sons
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Fri, 12-03-2010 - 11:40pm

Hi ladies! I wonder if those of you with slightly older boys could shed some light on something for me. I got blue today when a friend told me she was taking her girls to see Tangled for a mother/daughter date. I started thinking about all the mother/dauthgter/sister dates my mom would take us on as girls, and got blue thinking that I won't be able to experience that with boys because, after a certain age, boys just won't want to be out in public with mom anymore. Can any veterans comment on this? Do you have mom/son time together? Feeling blue...Thanks!

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Registered: 05-13-2007

I can relate I have 5 sons a 6th on the way so I still have younger ones that want to go out with me and I guess I will for some time yet. But I have two teens that do not want to have anything to do with going out in public me or their younger brothers. I think maybe when they are grown and gone they make time for moms again unless they get way wrapped up with girlfriends / wives. ((((HUGS)))) I guess at time all we can do is hope and wait for good relationships with DIL and grandkids.

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Registered: 04-08-2008

I have mother/son dates with my boys all the time.

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Registered: 05-13-2007

Kristy I think you will find it will change when they reach teens maybe not till about 15. I always had lunch dates and shopping dates with my boys one on one. Now my younger three 9,10 and 12 still love to go but 15 and 16yo would rather eat worms.

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Registered: 10-28-2005

I imagine you're right, Laura. My oldest is only 11 but I see him pulling away more and more as he grows older (the same with my 8yo.) I think some of it might depend on how we nurture them and if we can find some things to do with them as they grow older. I'm almost positive that we can take them out shopping for clothes for them or spend money on them in some way. ;-)

I think one of the downfalls of having boys is that once they start with the girlfriends and move on to marriage, they will move towards the g/f's or wive's families. I know, I personally try to make time for DH's family but my family just usually seems to stay in touch better.


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Registered: 02-22-2004

I can definitely understand your "blues".


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Registered: 03-24-2005

My 12 and 14 year olds are still happy

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Registered: 04-08-2008
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