The Boy returned home after college graduation yesterday. Now that he has some down time from academia, he has a stack of books he wants to read. So I was immensely flattered - and just a little nervous - when he said the first thing on his list was my book. Over the years, I have read The Boy passages, run quotes by him, talked about ideas or chapter concepts, etc. But he has not actually read it. (Actually, only a handful of people have. After all, it is still in manuscript form.)
Last night I printed out several chapters. He says he liked the Introduction and Chapter One. When I went to bed I handed him Chapters 2 and 3. The book is not about him, of course, it's about mother-son relationships in a more general sense. It features interviews with dozens of moms and sons. But of course he is in it, and the whole concept sprang from our relationship, so naturally, I am anxious to get his reaction.
In other news, graduation was beautiful, and The Baby is still biding its time and has yet to make his/her entrance into the world.