Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yesterday Sunshine, Today Prized Possessions

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I think I just felt another apron string unravel.

Growing up is completely normal and healthy, I know that. Doesn't make it any easier, though.

Yesterday my 7 1/2 yr. old said he was too big to have his most favorite song, "You Are My Sunshine", sung to him every night. And I honored his wishes.

Today he handed me a pile of his most treasured items and said this stuff was for babies. "Mom, I'm 7 now!"

Pillow, blanket, bear and Clifford will have a new home, now, I suppose. I am sure my daughter will beg to have Clifford, but as for the other 3, I will keep them safe for the time being.

Tears well up in my eyes, dear son, as I remember you as a toddler surrounded by all of your favorites, especially "pappy"! If only you'd given that up as easily as the song and the other stuff. :)

Young mamas with babies, please know that the time really does fly by that fast.


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Sharon said...

Oh wow... I'm not sure I'll be ready for that in 6 years. Right now he loves his blanket and his bears and his snuggly bunnies.

But you are so right... it's healthy and normal and what has to happen. So I'll go give my Little Man an extra kiss while he sleeps in his crib...

And thanks for sharing your Joys about your kiddos. What beautiful thing to see them be so generous!


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