Thursday, August 4, 2011

In the Blink of an Eye

In the blink of an eye it seems as though a whole life time has just gone by.  My Little Man turned 6 last weekend and I swear it feels like he was just born minutes ago.  Six.  I remember when I was this age like it was just the other day...and next month I will turn 35.
He starts kindergarten in a few weeks and I'd by lying if I didn't admit my heart is breaking just a little bit.  He is my only boy and one of the sweetest souls in our house (my girls are sweet too, but in a more creative way).  I know that the foundation of any child is layed at home, but based on experience I know that you cannot control the exposure of your child to other kids' behavior and my son is not a "reporter." He is quiet and his feelings are more guarded and reserved - unlike the girls.
When each of our kids turns 6 they get to go somewhere with one of us.  My Big Girl went to NYC with me and my son just got back fromSan Diego for his trip.  I missed the boys SO much - we all did.  I loved having some time with the girls, but I really missed having a full house.  Even my Big Girl said "I don't know why, but I really miss my brother."  I found myself just going into his room (yes, another part of his birthday gift from us) and just sitting on his bed.  What am I going to do when they go away to college?!?

The trip was good for my son and my husband.  I think they needed to have some male bonding outside of a house full of outspoken and bossy females.  I heard a lot of laughing and story telling.  I don't think my kids have ever talked to each other on the phone so nicely or so eagerly in their lives.  I'm glad it was a good time, but I'm also so glad they're back.

1 comment:

  1. moves too fast. i think (speaking to myself) we shouldn't focus on how afraid we are of missing it and instead focus on it.

    really good post