If anyone wonders how I pick topics to write about I assure you it’s not a thing of science. I literally just write about whatever is on my mind for the day. Sometimes it’s deep things and sometimes it’s just as simple as peanut butter cookies. The whole point is connecting and lets be real….I know some days all you think about is peanut butter cookies. You feel me??
This week has become a very reflective week for me. The boys are ending school on Friday, my friend is moving Friday, and Gavin turns one a week from Friday. All of these milestones has had me brooding…..too many bittersweet things happening all at once.
On the top of that list is that in 2 days I’ll officially have a 3rd and 1st grader in my house. I’m still adjusting to the fact that Mason is in Kindergarten let alone about to be in 1st grade. Being a first grader seems so grown up, doesn’t it? I remember when Logan was in first grade it seemed like such a huge step up from Kindergarten. Of course I also think it’s because they advance so much in first grade so their knowledge is huge by the time it ends. I am so proud of all he’s done this year though. I was nervous for Mason when he started Kindergarten since he never went to pre-school and his social experience was pretty limited. However, he has proved me silly to worry. He is the casanova in the class and all the kids fall all over him like candy. He has never been in trouble and has won 3 character awards this year. I have no worries he will do the same next year and every year after that. He really is just a great, sweet kid.
As for Logan…..well this kid couldn’t be more ready for high school let alone 3rd grade. The changes in him this year are incomprehensible. He has changed from my little boy to the biggest tween/teen. Its been quite fascinating and a little sad. Girls have cooties, anyone 7 and under is a baby, regular cartoons are for little kids and getting strong muscles is coming vastly important. (Yes, I said he is going to be in 3rd grade not 10th) He is also as tall as an Amazon tree, eats more than me and Jared combined, and says some of the most witty things. His attitude and temper can also make me think we have skipped 3rd-9th grade but well that just comes with the territory. It will come as no surprise to anyone that he is actually dreading summer since he likes school so much. It keeps him stimulated which apparently dear ole Mom is just not that good at doing. Whoops! He too continues his trend of doing exceptionally well in school. He won 4 character awards this year and I never had single complaint from any teacher. Pretty impressive I must say.
That leads us to the littlest runt in the house. I swear it isn’t really May and my baby is not turning one next week. The time goes faster with every kid you have. I honestly feel like he was just born yesterday. It’s almost impossible to soak up every single moment because the moments just go by so fast you barely even knew they happened. His little (or should I say BIG) personality is emerging more and more every day. He is going to be my most wild one yet. He is a little jokester and knows exactly when he is doing something wrong but flashes that toothy grin and does it anyway. Ugh….it’s impossible to get on too him and he knows it. The love he has for his brothers is the most precious thing I have ever seen. His world lights up when they walk in the door and I look forward to them spending time with each other this summer. Until then I’ll soak up these last two days of just me and him.
Life’s wheels keep on turning and everything is always changing here. I learned long ago that you either have to get on board with change or forever be stuck in the tornado that is denial. So we are preparing for change and embracing it as much as we can. The biggest growth comes from getting out of our comfort zone so that is what we shall do. Happy Hump Day friends!!