Monday, July 13, 2009

Growing Up So Fast

I was sitting at the dinner table with Mike & my younger sister Abby on Friday night. While a rerun of America's Funniest Home Videos played on the TV behind me, I looked at Aiden, watching him clap (because heck, that's what the studio audience was doing, so he'd better do it, too!). Before I realized it, I was overcome with the sudden sadness that my baby was growing up just too darned fast. In the past week, he had become a champion walker (he's not without his falls, but he's much better than he was) and learned a lot of new words. He's also lost that baby-look, taking on instead much more of a "little boy" appearance. It all became a little too much for me, and I got pretty teary right there at the table (much to Mike's and Abby's amusement). I suppose this isn't the last of those moments I'm going to have for the rest of my life...
Sorry that there are no pictures of the beautiful sandbox that I promised; it seemed that the local meteorologists got Saturday's forecast dead wrong, and so it stormed & poured during our entire play date. Add to that a certain little boy who desperately needed a nap, and you have one play date that I certainly hadn't expected. It was fun, though, in a drenched sort of way. The sand in the box is still a bit wet & clumpy, but no worries for Aiden; he decided that playing in Mommy's mulch was just as fun!

1 comment:

  1. Teehee! I can't wait to see him walking around next week!