"" Life A Bit Sweeter: He's 12 today!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

He's 12 today!

What a fun morning it's been!  Today is my son's 12th birthday! "C" looks maybe more like dad but has his mommy's mannerisms.  While his youngest brother "MJ" is a risk-taker, "C" and I like to color inside the lines a bit more.  Tell us what the law is and we'll do our best to follow it.  Now, don't get me wrong....we're no stick in the mud type of people (if I might say so myself--smile) but we appreciate order.  Now "MJ" and dad on the other hand, they love new adventures, being in the spotlight at a party, and are just loud! (LOL).  Regardless, it's a great mesh of all of us to keep things interesting to say the least.  (It will be so much fun to see how Selah shakes things up.....so stay tuned!)

So when I look at "C" and how he is shaping up to become such an amazing young man, it's so beautiful to see that God trusted this gift to me and Tony.  Yesterday, as we went for his annual check-up, he was so stoked when the nurse announced that he was 5 feet tall.  He was beside himself because this milestone meant that he is out of the 'kiddie' 4 feet range where he's been for a while.  While I'm thrilled for him, the mama in me is torn because I know he's in this in-between phase....no longer a kid but not an adult.  He's coming into his own...girls will follow.....and then the talks of going away to college will begin.

One other great thing that came out of his doctor's visit was a conversation I had with his pediatrician.  She has an older son....about 23 years old.  As we were wrapping up both boys' physicals, she reminisced with a huge smile on her face about when her son was my boys' ages.  I asked her, "If you could do anything differently, what would you have done?"  She quickly shared, "I would have spent more time having fun with him."  So....that's our goal today and the coming days ahead.....Have more F-U-N!  This morning, he woke up to cans of silly string and us singing Happy Birthday.  We'll see what the rest of the day holds!

What about you....how do you intentionally have fun with your kid(s) or what has been your best memory?



Kim said...

Wow, 12 sounds sooo old! Happy birthday to HIM!

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to him!!!! Growing up so fast. As for fun...play in the rain once in a while ;-)

Much love,
Future Mama

Michelle said...

Thanks so much Kim!

Thanks Futura Mama....definitely have to throw playing in the rain in our mix!

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