Monday, August 22, 2011

eight is enough

when posing in front of an underwater themed mosaic you must, of course, act as though you are underwater
Okay Peter, you can stop growing up now. You can just stay right where you are. How could he possibly be eight already? It just doesn't seem possible. I have been struggling a bit with Peter's birthday this year. I guess part of me just feels as though change is on the way. I have loved ages six and seven and I think I will love eight too. I don't know though, maybe it's this new "tween" label that has cropped up in recent years. I see him heading that way and just want to grab him and run in the opposite direction.
One minute I'm quietly panicking to myself about how I'm on the verge of losing him to manga and video games and any number of other things that I am not fond of and then the next minute he is making up a goofy dance or chasing butterflies and I can take a deep breath and realize that he will NOT grow up all at once. Thanks goodness too because that is more than this marshmallow mom could handle.

We did have a wonderful weekend celebrating this 8 year milestone. We visited the Minnesota Zoo, did a bit of hiking and ate a lot of junk food. Everyone was exhausted but happy for two days straight. Not a bad way to start a new year is it?


Scented Sweetpeas said...

He will be just the same at 8 I am sure, my oldest two were. They are now 9 and 11 (the youngest is a cute 3) and I must admit I stuggle with all their birthdays as I want to keep them little forever but they are still my babies :-)

Hattie Hen said...

My 4 year old gets very sad and says he wants a magician to keep him this age forever. I do too! I can relate to your comments about Peter too. My 7 year old seems so grown up at times and then I am quietly relieved when he'll do something so 'young' that I want to give him a big squishy cuddle.

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