Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Today was my son, Kobe's 13th birthday. It's hard to believe that my "baby" is that old. I think back to when he was in diapers, starting preschool, and all of those other mile stones and it is hard to believe how quickly the time goes. Some of my memories of Kobe...when he was an infant-toddler, he would flail his arms when he was excited. They would flap as if he were going to take flight! I couldn't get him off of a bottle until the week before his 3rd birthday. His favorites thing was his blue blanket and his bunny/bear. He had beautiful curly blonde hair. His first word was Dad. He was never unhappy. His favorites story, that I had to read every night until he was 7 was Lou Flew. He was bouncing a basketball at 2 years old and he was afraid if fireworks. He walked at 11 months old. I could go on but I won't. :-) Happy Birthday my teenage boy. I love you! There is nothing as rewarding and painful as being a parent.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I woke up this morning with a sore throat and major sniffles. I've had my share of allergies and stomach flu this year, but I thought I may get through winter without strep throat or a severe sinus infection. Today feels like more than just allergies. :-(
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
When I was young, and even not so young, I was afraid of the dark. I would have been caught crawling into bed with my parents into middle school, and I slept with a night light well into high school. Even now I don't like to be at home alone at night. :) Tonight my almost 13 year old son told me he doesn't like sleeping alone because he, "sees ghosts or shadows and it scares him." Bless his heart. :( His big mean 15 year old sister won't let him sleep in her room, even though she has two double beds. So, guess where he ends up? Yep, with mom and pseudo step dad. It's okay though. Soon it will end and I may feel an emptiness in our king size bed.
-To all you soft hearted mothers and kids with sympathetic parents. Your not alone. :-)