Monday, March 10, 2008

My BIG little boy

This really hit me hard last night as I was putting away my shoes. Those are mine, on the right. Ten's are on the left. Notice how they're almost the same size?! ARGH!

I did NOT give this child permission to become a young man so soon!

Last week I needed a lightweight jacket to wear to school but I was too lazy to go upstairs to get one out of my closet. So I grabbed Ten's and asked if I could borrow it. AND IT FIT. I don't know which one of us was more surprised.

When I'm picking his clothes off the floor (or fussing at him to do it), reminding him to close his mouth when he chews, or nagging him to brush his teeth, I have a hard time remembering that in less than six years he'll be old enough to get a driver's license. Then I see something like that picture and it slams home the idea that my little boy isn't so little anymore.

Totally immature, maybe, but not so little.


MisbehavinAngel said...

Jeez! He's ten, right?? What's going on with the boys nowadays? My nephew just turned ten as well and he is just as tall as I am. I AM THIRTY!! Can you believe that?


Shelly Conn said...

No matter how big they get in size, they will always be babies to us, you know?

Pat said...

Ya, my baby will soon be 36 and he still acts like a baby. Some of them never grow up.

Teble said...

Mom, I told you that you should've stopped at one child. You already had a perfect one--why press your luck?

Pat said...

At the time you did not say to stop at one. You wanted someone to side with you. It was much too late to do anything about it when you said no.