Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stop It!

Today I had one of those days. One of those days when you realize out of the blue that your kids are growing up way to fast.

My oldest son is becoming quite the comedian. He loves to laugh and try to make others laugh. He uses sarcasm with me often to lighten tension and sometimes when I am not wanting the tension lightened.

Today, I thought I would give him a taste of his own medicine. Except for that it kinda backfired. Well, I don't know if it backfired but the humor I had intended (without warning) turned into a more sentimental moment.

"Joey!" I yelled across the kitchen. "Come over here and stand in front of me." I said in a stern voice out of the blue. He walked over and stood long haired, taller than I remember and a bit taken back by my command. "You know you need to stop it!" He stood before me with a blank stare trying to figure out what he did. He couldn't even speak he was so confused. "You need to stop growing up." I started to say with a laugh that turned into a cry and started blubbering about how adorable he was as a baby and how fast he was growing and how good God has made him. And then he realized that I was trying to do. He smiled. I held his face and then hugged him. I didn't really want him to go.

Today I had one of those days. One of those days when my heart takes the wheel. I am so glad it did.

p.s. I also played more on pixie and created this family page. Too fun!


Abby said...

You made me cry too! What an amazing family! Thanks for sharing.....

Julie said...

Katie, I love that you share these snippets from your family! I know how you feel...time flies. Our oldest turned 21 this summer and there are lots of times I want to turn the clock back and go back to those cuddly days. I will say, though, there's no better feeling than watching your grown children be successful and happy! Enjoy the journey!! Julie

Karen said...

I know all too well how you feel. Enjoy the moments with your boys now. Time truly does fly, and soon you only see them sporadically. It is the way life should be, but there are times I catch myself missing carpooling! :)

Great slice of life -- thanks for sharing it with all of us.