Monday, August 2, 2010
Some people I know are growing babies in their tummys, and that is all well and good but its bloody easy to do! My baby is growing on the outside and it is a lot harder once they get out into the real world and start causing real problems. Soon my baby is going to reach an important milestone. Well two actually. I got to thinking about how big my baby has grown because this weekend one of my nephews turned 5. Five is a big milestone and I remember it well. When Bennett was five he still seemed little, cute, sweet and innocent. Today I took Bennett's applications in so he can enroll in high school! As I drove out of the school parking lot after dropping it off I felt all overcome with emotion, I felt a few tears pricking at the corners of my eyes. My baby will soon turn 13 and he will go to the big bad world of high school! These are BIG milestones. This is much harder to deal with than growing a baby in your tummy or taking your baby to school on the first day. I really feel like the umbilical cord is breaking now, and sometimes that is hard to deal with. He is however, wonderfully unique, weird, interesting, funny, engaging, caring, non communicative, messy, smelly, an amazing story teller and loving - maybe the progression away from small, cute and innocent isn't so bad.