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Growing pains

Growing pains

I’m slightly obsessed with my kid. Hopefully, this is not the kind of obsession that finds me going with him on his first date or being his college dorm RA. I just really love being around him. Sure, sometimes I would like to catch up on my Super Soul Sunday watching (or any TV watching...

photoI’m slightly obsessed with my kid. Hopefully, this is not the kind of obsession that finds me going with him on his first date or being his college dorm RA. I just really love being around him. Sure, sometimes I would like to catch up on my Super Soul Sunday watching (or any TV watching for that matter), but mostly I know these baby moments are fleeting, so I want to spend as much time with him as I can. I’d love to capture each and every smile, giggle, and hug in a jar like a butterfly, but I realize these moments are just as delicate and fragile as that butterfly would be—so, thank goodness for my cell phone camera.
When E and I are apart from each other, I find myself missing him. I wonder what new thing he’s discovered or what he’s asking “Dat?” and “Dissss?” about. And this is when it happens. I pull out my cell phone and start looking at pictures and tiny videos of the baby I just saw 30 minutes ago. I can’t be the only mom doing this. Can I? Anyone? Anyone?? Bueller??? Ugh. See? Obsessed.
In the moments I’m trying to have some “mommy and ALL ME” time, I find myself missing the little guy, and that’s when I scroll through photos of him at various ages wondering why time is flying like I’m on a Concord jet. How in the world am I ever going to keep up? You see, in a matter of weeks my little one is going to be more like my big one, because E is turning the big ONE YEAR OLD.
My little baby is one more year closer to getting his driver’s license, going on dates, and eating pizza! I don’t know how I’m going to survive each birthday without tears (and eating all of his cake). I am just so in love with these moments I don’t ever want to lose them.
Being a mom is teaching me a lot about learning to live fully in the moment and learning to let go–and above all, always have my cell phone charged.

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