I try to remember when I was pregnant absolutely everyone would tell me, “Soak it all in! It goes by so quickly.” But when my son was 1, 2, and even 3, I felt, at that time, that these ended up the LONGEST several years of my lifestyle. I considered I would be chopping up foods into teeny very small parts and declaring “be mindful” for the rest of my lifestyle!
But when he began university total-time at 4 many years old, that is when existence picked up speed… and rapid! Days commenced mixing together, seasons flew by, and we have been singing “Pleased Birthday” what felt like each couple of months.
Nowadays, my son turns 9. 9! Previous yr of one digits. I actually you should not know how I went from acquiring a bean to possessing a “Cam,” how I went from “mommy” to “mom,” how diapers turned little teeny briefs that then became boxers, how we went from tear-totally free little one clean to human body wash for gentlemen… it’s all traveling by.
I am going to confess it: I overlook the small-individual stage where I was amazing and enjoyment (and not the embarrassment I am now!). I miss out on the small pieces of foodstuff and being a helicopter mom at the park and calming large fears and kissing minimal boo-boos.
But 9 is interesting as well. We have an precise particular person now. Lifestyle is undoubtedly less complicated and significantly less messy. We have anyone interesting to dangle out with. He’s tremendous funny and mature, and truly understands points like sarcasm (which can be a great or a bad point!).
And most of all: I adore him a lot more and more with every passing calendar year.
Delighted birthday bud! You can expect to constantly be that minimal bean that grew within my tummy. And you can also normally be my complete favourite individual.
A full-time do the job-from-residence mother, Jennifer Cox (our “Supermom in Training”) loves dabbling in balanced cooking, craft tasks, relatives outings, and far more, sharing with visitors anything she is familiar with about being an (just about) superhero mommy.