My son turns six in less than seventy-two hours. I can’t even begin to explain the difference between my son at five and the little boy he has now become. He’s losing his baby-ness more and more each day. He’s growing up much too quickly, and I can’t help but take advantage now, since he’s still small enough to sit on my lap and snuggle next to me and light enough for me to pick up and put on my shoulders.
I see him change so drastically after he spends the 4-day weekend with his dad. He looks and acts more grown up each time he’s dropped off here.
Last week, while putting together our holiday e-greeting, I spent hours looking through each and every photo of my son from 2009. We had some pretty exciting milestones to report this year, as he started Kindergarten, lost his first tooth, moved into a new house with his dad and started sleeping in twin-sized beds (at each of his houses).
There are so many more great memories to be made, and more experiences to watch unfold as he becomes more independent, more confident, and more aware of the world around him.
I’m raising my glass tonight to six more years of a happy, healthy, hip relationship and six more years of being able to kiss him goodnight.
This post was in response to Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge.
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