Monday, May 19, 2008
Isaiah and I had a special day together on Saturday, just me and him. We had fun and nice conversation. He wanted to talk about what he wants to do when he gets older, he's seven. Not sure why he wanted to discuss his thoughts on his future plans but, he did and I enjoyed his thoughts.
We spoke about his plans over an early supper. When first planning where we'd go to eat he chose the food court at Target. Not exactly what I had in mind so we compromised and ate a local Mexican restaurant. Before we went out to eat my mom showed us some coupons for local restaurants. Isaiah took a coupon for a place he did not plan on going. I think he liked the design of the coupon. Being that my mom is a "Grammy" she let Isaiah have the coupon regardless of us actually using the coupon.
Back to the restaurant conversation - I'll paraphrase what Isaiah's plans are. I found them rather interesting. He plans on having a cattle ranch in Texas. We've never been there but he's certain that's where he wants to be. He will go to college to get some sort of agricultural degree where he'll meet his wife and a good buddy to start the ranch with. The buddy will have a family as well. Each Sunday the families will take turns going to church as everyone knows a rancher has to keep an eye on his herd. He will have a ranch dog to help oversee the safety of all involved. He plans on having a horse for every family member. The boys shall have stallions and the girls will have the girl horses. He plans on having his kids go to AWANA and he will be certain they stay safe on the ranch because Isaiah will always watch out for them.
I asked him if I can come visit because Texas is very far away and I'll probably miss him alot. He said I could come to visit but that I should have listened better to that song.
"What song?", I asked.
"You know, the one that says Mamas don't let your baby's grow up to be cowboys. They never stay home and they're always alone, even with someone they love."
What can you say to that? I laughed and then thought we better start limiting the John Wayne movies and the early '80s country songs. sheesh. This mama's got herself a gin-u-ine cowboy.
In regards to the coupon we never used but Isaiah kept in his pocket all weekend, he commented on Sunday on the way to church what his thoughts were on that as well. He told me he'd like to go out to eat for supper that evening (Sunday). He said, "Let's go out to eat, it's on me." I said we had other plans for the day but I appreciated his offer. I didn't want to hurt his feelings and say the coupon was for "$5 dollars off" not "everyone eats for free".
You know how sensitive those cowboys can be.