Friday, May 2, 2008

When did it happen. . . .


I need your help. I'm having a hard time figuring this one out. It just snuck up behind me. One day I was holding this little cute bundle who I can honestly say looked like an old man with shriveled up skin around the knees. Next I was chasing and playing with an adorable toddler who loved nothing more than to yell, "Come on sing with me!" to try and entice you to join along in the chorus of his favorite Christmas carol. Then walking him into his first day of Kindergarten trying to reassure him the entire time that he was going to have fun and make lots of friends and then realizing it was myself I was trying to reassure. To watching him play flag and tackle football and thinking he look so cute in his uniform. To being another proud parent during Middle School awards programs and functions. Then this year being a hopefully supportive parent of a High School freshman. You would think with all of those memories I could easily find the answer to my question. You see, I have just walked you through only a very tiny speck of the memory lane regarding my oldest son Jacob, 14. Yesterday when I picked him up from school the first words out of his mouth were, "Mom, can you wash this outfit for me?". He had worn his band outfit (black dress pants and white dress shirt) to school for an activity they were having. I asked him why he need it. He said the he had a "friend" that was performing in a pageant at school and that he has promised to go and he had to dress up. That's right, A GIRL! Well, you will have to applaud me. I showed the utmost in restraint. I didn't grill him with a lot of questions, I held my cool. That's right, I waited what I thought was an appropriate 30 seconds. What!?! I thought that was acceptable! I'm kidding. You would be proud, I calmly just asked a few tidbits all the while threatening his sister to keep her mouth shut. So ladies, when did it happen........ when did my baby boy grow up?

1 comment:

Joyfull said...

I wish I could tell you where the time went...it flew past me also. Jacob is certainly excited about this "new phase" of his life. When they were little we said "this too shall pass", but alas, I think girls will be a forever part of our boys' lives. Guess we better pray for some godly girls!