Uh, when did my kids grow up? I mean, was I sleeping, showering, facebooking? What happened? I wake up yesterday morning and my son starts speaking in long, thoughtful sentences. Things like, "Mommy, come downstairs and see my blue police car. It's cool." This is like, one day after, "MAAAAAAAAA, juice." He's just spitting them out.
And doing his own hair. Yeah, he sprays detangler, then combs, uses hair gel and tops it all off with some mousse. He is his father's child I swear.
And my daughter, what the hell happened there. She started this summer a shy, scared girl and is ending it a confident, outgoing kid. One that use to shy away when other kids would say hi, is now leaping up and saying hi to her friends at camp. The one that couldn't swim last week has now become an official fish in water. She is just lost her fear of life and is just being a kid. Something I have worried about for a long time.
They are playing together, reading books, getting dressed, they are just growing up way too fast, where was I when it was happening? I am ecstatic to see them both move to new phases, to be a part of them growing and maturing. But man do I just wanna hit that pause button. It just makes me realize how fast they will be walking out the door for college... or prison. You know, which ever one.
Earning My Punishments
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