Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Teenage Years



For the first time in many, many years no Legos were involved in the celebration of my oldest's birthday. As the old ladies in the grocery stores had warned me, the years really did fly by and suddenly I'm the mother of a teenager. And even more suddenly, Legos have been replaced somewhat by Doctor Who. 

A lanky, interesting man-child with feet larger than mine now lives in my house. I still look at him and wonder how that happened, but I love that he usually still let's me rumple his hair and chat with him about the goings on of his mind. Even if my eyes sometimes do glaze over slightly at the comparisons of the various Doctors or the history of early Peanuts comic strips.

And of course, as the mother of both a teenager and a five month old, I have the privilege of both being the mom telling women with small babies that the years fly by and being stopped by women seeing the little one in my sling, who want to share that truth with me.

4 comments:

Diane said...

This is a wonderful picture of him.

Kimberlee said...

That is one fabulous picture! (and it reminds me of a particular old shot of a young teenaged Josiah wearing a half finished maille coif and reading a book about knights while holding his baby sister) Enjoy this wonderful time in family life!

Nadja said...

George looks so handsome...was his birthday today, or just recently?

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday! I think that if we lived close, our boys would be good friends. He turns 13 in January and is currently in a Doctor Who phase too!
Adorable picture, too.

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