Monday, June 25, 2007

Growing pains

Ahhhh.... rocking Corinne last night, I noticed how her legs are becoming more child-like and less babyish. sigh... It's happening. Despite all my attempts to keep her a baby, she is growing up - faster than her brothers did, and way faster than I am comfortable with.

Why do I let her drink out of a bottle on occasion when she is perfectly able to drink out of a "beeeg gurrrl" cup? Because I'm the Mommy, dammit. And I say so.

And did you know that Evan is going into kindergarten this year? EVAN. Kindergarten. Seriously? I am not prepared for this development. I must put it out of my mind as he has grown up while I was busy caring for everything else. He has become a BOY. A child, with no traces of infancy at all (save the baby talk that he does to annoy me and get my attention). He rode Tower of Terror twice, for cryin out loud!

And Justin. My Justin... I scramble to hold onto these last precious years of childhood with him... Before he becomes a pre-teen and I can no longer cuddle in bed with him (ewww! Mom!!! Gross!! - I can hardly wait.) I pray that we can tap into his brain and help him understand that there is only one "side" in our household. The FAMILY's side. That he can become not only brilliant but compassionate. That he can express his anger reasonably and not become a teen runaway that goes on Oprah and blames us for everything. Oh, and that I can get him to cut his hair. It's a mess. Does that make me officially old???

It's supposed to be in the 90's today. We will hit the pool, undoubtedly, let Corinne nap while they play video games and I attempt to make more of a dent in the laundry than I did yesterday.

OH! Did I mention my ecstatic JOY that The 4400 is on again??? I love this show. Seriously, I cried when I realized that Patrick had accidentally stopped the recording of the last season's finale. CRIED.


Michelle said...

They do just grow up too fast!

I don't think I've had a chance to tell you, but I love your new look!

Miss Hope said...

My son was born in April and was so juicy by Thanksgiving we could have cooked and served him! Then he started walking and the juiciness (is that a word?) turned into muscle. I'm still sad he's not a baby and is growing into a boy that will turn into a teen who will be taller than me but will have to understand that I am still boss of his world.

Anonymous said...

You are too funny crying over a tv show! HEEHEE

I know, they grow up too stinkin' fast. It saddens me as well. Oh, pretty soon I'll be closer to you!! We're movin' to the windy city. Yikes!

Kailani said...

I feel your pain. Girlie Girl is starting kindergarten in 3 weeks! I still remember the first day of pre-school.

BTW, how did you get your child off the bottle? Baby Bug is 18 months still refuses to use a sippy cup to the point of dehydration!

An Island Life

Melissa said...

It's so hard and yet so fun to watch kiddos grow up. Not this upcoming school year, but the next, my oldest will be in 4th grade, middle boy will be in 1st and my baby will be in kindergarten. I have one year and 2 months and all my kids are in school. Part of me wants to cry and another part wants to do a happy dance :) said...

Kailani, she drinks out of just about anything. I am not pushing the bottle issue cuz I am weak like that. :)

Beck said...

Stuff changes SO FAST with kids, doesn't it? My oldest is EIGHT YEARS OLD. I remember being eight as clear as a bell, and now I've got one. Craziness!

Mike said...

I know what you mean. My 4-year is growing hair on his legs. His man.

"Daddy," my 4-year old told me when I mentioned he's growing up to be a man. "I'm not a man yet."

I smiled.

"What are you then?" I asked.

He smiled.

"I'm a boy toy," he said.


Gina said...

Cute post. I am sorry your babies are growing up so fast... we've got to invent something to bottle them up so they stop growing once in awhile!

Unknown said...

OY! I know how you feel . . .

PS - I love the new look too :-)

Sheryl said...

My oldest is going to kindergarten in the fall, I feel the same way you do. I can't even fathom it!!

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