Sunday, November 02, 2008

Happy Birthday, Stevie!

It's official--I am old. Because I am now a mother to a bona-fide teenager. Stevie turned 13 today, and I must tell you, this isn't an easy one.

I don't know exactly why this one's just a little harder than most, but it is. He's such a young man now, and I wonder, how did that happen? Wasn't I just giving him a bottle yesterday or taking him to his first day of preschool? Oy, I know this makes me sound like one of those crazy mothers that I swore I would never become--the ones who fail to rejoice the lives of their children because they are too busy mourning the past milestones and ordinary passage of time--but I can't help it today.

I'm so very proud of him already, but also for the person he will become.

Bah, enough. I am tired--there were 7 of those newly-minted teens here last night who didn't sleep or let us, and I've picked up that nasty cold that everyone's been sharing so generously, so I must be extra mushy today.

But here's a picture of my two older men...

2 comments:

Mama Ginger Tree said...

There is no way you are old enough to have a teenager!

Happy Birthday to Stevie! What a handsome duo.

ljcully said...

This getting older thing is easier for them then us. It is a great time to remember the diaper waddle!!