Seriously, look at this little boy. So peaceful. So quiet. I’m melting. My heart is melting for this little man. This week all my blogger mommy friends and down the street friends are sending their little babies off to pre-school. Not to long ago we were all excited about their babies arrival and now this time next year, this little baby of mine will be off to school too! I honestly don’t know if I can stand it.
I cannot believe in just a few weeks how he has grown from just an observer of life to a full on participant. He asks What’s This and What Cha Doing Mommy and says hello to every neighbor that gets within 50 feet of our house. He asks Are You OK? and Are You Going To Cry? and worries after he tackles you if you are hurt. He watches football on TV and asks if those big football players are ok. He is sensitive, smart, and I’m not ready to give him to the world yet for fear that any of that will change.
I’m sad this week that he is going to grow up never knowing a world without 9/11. He is always going to have to see that attack played over and over and it may mean nothing to him, knowing it means so much to his mommy. I’m not ready for another day to pass. I just want to protect this child from having to see those terrible things, to have to watch as history may repeat itself over and over again.
Damn, this is a deep note….bottom line, has anyone worked out a way to just freeze time yet? Let’s get on that already.
Ironic note…as I’m writing this, Pandora and Van Morrison decided to remind me that there will be Days Like This. I hate it when Pandora is right.