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between two ages

my oldest is less worldly than the other two boys will be at his age.  It’s a wonderful thing being the oldest.  You get to stay young longer.  That is, until you become friends with someone your own age who has an older sister.  That’s what is happening with Connor.  This summer he has grown up a lot.  Today he informed me that he’s “no longer a momma’s boy” and he’s “older now”.  Furthermore, I was informed he “wants to be around his friends more and not around his family as much”.  But, unfortunately for him, a 10 1/2 year old does not get to be the decision maker of the house and, because he spent all afternoon with some friends shopping, he will spend the evening at home with us.  
But, we did compromise.  He played outside with some other friends in the neighborhood where I could watch him grow even more.
Son, I pray we have taught you what you need to know to make wise decisions no matter what everyone else decides.  I continue to pray that you will love yourself and your decisions more so you will be more of a leader than a follower. 
I love you and so does your dad!  Even when you get mad at us.

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