C.J. has received an e-mail from Prince Charming. Yes, THE Prince Charming. They had been going back and forth (with me, C.J.’s Mom, playing the part of loyal typist and secretary) since just before our big birthday trip to Disneyland.
For C.J.’s birthday, Prince Charming sent him this autographed picture…
C.J. saw it pop up on the computer screen as I did.
“Who dat fo’!” he yelled, as if I wasn’t sitting with my ear six inches from his perfect little mouth.
“It’s for you. Prince Charming sent it via e-mail from his castle,” I answered, my voice overflowing with splendor and awe.
“Give it to me!” he said as he reached across me in a mad attempt to rip it from the screen.
I printed it out on a piece of photo paper and C.J. twirled with it, held it up high, twirled again and hugged it close to his chest. Then it was nap time. And, he took Prince Charming. Then it was dinner time. And, he took Prince Charming. Then it was time to jump on the trampoline. And, he took Prince Charming. Then it was bath time. And, we fought over taking Prince Charming in the tub as I tried to explain why photos and water don’t mix. Then, it was bedtime. And, he took Prince Charming.
Two weeks later and he still loves his autographed Prince Charming photo (even though the neighbor boys weren’t as impressed with it as he was).
It’s one of his most prized possessions and it was a very thoughtful gesture from our new friend Mitch. C.J. and I are thankful for all of the people who follow our adventures, especially the nice ones.
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This week Raising My Rainbow welcomed readers from Spain! Hola! Thank you to dosmanzanas.com! Raising My Rainbow has now made it to Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Spain.
I have just found your blog & am starting from the beginning, reading forward to the present & I would like to say you are a wonderful example of what a Mother really is. Parents like you & your husband will raise children who (hopefully) will make this world a much better place to be!
Your blog is so inspiring, and the words you find for your sons are shimmering as a rainbow does.
Keep on loving them as they are that is the best thing you can do, I really admire you for your courage and let you know, that your blog arrived in Germany.
Hi! Just want to say, since being introduced to your blog by a friend of mine who has just recently come out (and is much happier because of it, as well as because of the amazing support of his parents and sister), your blog has really inspired me! You’re a wonderful mother and one hell of a writer!! As I read your blog, I keep being reminded of this fabulous book: Boy Meets Boy. It’s a love story between two boys in high school, but that’s not what makes me think of your blog. The book is set in an imaginary town in America where homosexuality and the LGBT community are mostly, if not fully accepted by everyone in the town. My favorite character is a transgender (not sure if that’s the correct term, though!) boy named Darlene who is super fabulously flamboyant as well as being the school’s quarterback. I love this book, not just because it’s written well, but because I love the possibility of a totally accepting town!! It’s a good read, and I recommend if, if just for that factor!
Best regards to your whole family,
From one of your supporters/readers in the Philippines
I actually know one of the Prince Charmings that works at Disney and he’s gay haha.
Awww……so happy for him! I’m in Bahrain, btw
Following your blog from Pakistan. I’m from the states but over here for a year and am really enjoying reading your blog. Don’t let the negative comments drag you down. It’s obvious you care deeply for both of your sons and are not pushing them in any direction. More people would be lucky to have a family like yours and a mom like you.
So sweet! He already has a Prince! I need to catch up! 😉
That is fantastic! CJ is such a lucky kid!!
How kind and wonderful. With this kind of support, he can have such an extraordinary life.
@Mitch, it’s a truly kind act to email CJ like that! This blog will reach and bring together more people than you’ll ever imagine!!
This made my weekend! I’m soooooo happy he enjoyed it!
CJ’s adventures are also being followed by at least one person from France 🙂
Since it looks like you’re counting… I’ll let you know that CJ’s adventures are being followed by at least one person from Costa Rica…
Your son has a more active love life than I do.