I thought it was hard when my oldest son turned thirteen last year, but fourteen, this year, is even worse. I keep randomly crying like a big baby. I seriously need to get a hold of myself. Every time I look at him, standing there, taller than me, I start tearing up. It just seems like it was a few months ago that he was crawling after me down the hall, laughing, with his pacifier in his mouth. It seems like if I breathe in hard enough I can still smell his head full of soft curls. Oh, how I miss my wittle baby, but I am so proud of the young man he is becoming. He brings home A’s and B’s, helps around the house (without having to be asked), and I can’t make a sound without him being right there asking if I am ok. All I can think about is in two yrs, he’ll be sixteen. In four, he’ll be eighteen.
They grow up too fast. They grow up faster than too fast …
The cell phone I got him for his special day proves it. Yes, say it if you want. I am one of those moms. Look, times have changed and since there is technology today that helps me keep a better eye on my child then I’m going to use it. So cell phone he gets. Of course, I’ll be all up and through his business. I said I bought him a phone … I didn’t say I was throwing him to the wolves. I love the idea of my child having a cell phone. If he needs me he can call me immediately if something goes wrong. We can set up family check-ins, I can know where he is at all times, see who he interacts with, and who interacts with him. People can say all they want about kids shouldn’t have cell phones … Ok, before this turns into a rant, I’ll stop here.
Back to kids, growing up fast, sadness, tears …
Thinking about my baby and how the days have flown by, inspired the freebie below. I think I’m going to do the months of the year too, later this month.
(Cards measure approx. 3 x 4″ in.)
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