Yeah, I think it's the age...and being a boy doesn't help. I remember the year my son was 11...he grew 7 inches that year...& it seems the taller he got...the lower MY IQ went down..at least in his eyes. But they mostly grow out of it, he's 24 now....when he went off to the navy and come home after boot camp he told me " you know mom...you aren't as dumb as I always thought you were " (then quickly said) " oh? that didn't sound good..did it?' I told him ' no hon...that sounded just fine ' just the fact that he realized he might have hurt my feelings and it bothered him...proved to me he was no longer the little smart mouth boy I use to know.
Actually when I was living my now DH, and son came to visit...he told his new dad that he'd been worried about me...after meeting 'dad', he knew he didn't have to. He even calls me sometimes, just to chat.
So don't worry...things will work out.
at 11:51 PM on Jul. 21, 2009