Over the last few months, we’ve had so much going on with our family, with much of our attention on Riverson and Brantley’s health. Somewhere along the way, Langston became a little boy and left the toddler phase far behind.
We’ve spent more than a month, now, dealing with Riverson’s HSP. Thankfully, he’s doing a lot better and we’re just waiting for the spots to finally fade away.
Brantley’s eczema turned out to be food allergies. I’ve been consumed with changing my diet and making sure I’m doing everything I can to help her feel better.
The point is, both of these issues have pretty much consumed me.
The other day, I took a good look at Langston and thought to myself, “Oh my gosh, you’ve changed so much. You’ve grown.”
He left the toddler world far behind and took a big leap in to the little boy world. I have such mixed emotions about it.
What I Love
- The other day, he got in to his car seat and as I was buckling Riverson in, I heard Langston say, “Yay! Mommy look!” He had buckled himself in to his car seat and he wasn’t the only person excited. All I could think was how much time that would save me when trying to leave the house, because no matter how hard I try, leaving the house takes us a ridiculous amount of time!
- Potty training is no longer going on. He’s basically independent when it comes to that and sometimes we don’t even know when he goes to the bathroom. He just goes in, takes care of his business, and doesn’t say a word to us. It’s pretty nice, actually.
- He’s on my team, sometimes, which seems so hard to believe, since he and Riverson have almost always been two little tornadoes merged in to one giant catastrophic one, when they play in the house. I catch him telling Riverson not to do things “because Mommy said” and it just makes me smile.
What I Can’t Stand
- He knows he’s getting bigger, and expects to be treated that way. He hates taking a nap and especially hates going to bed at night. Every night, we deal with his melt down before bed time. It really doesn’t matter how much we prepare him for it, or what kind of routine we’re in. He just doesn’t want to be finished for the day.
- It’s just another reminder of how fast these babies will grow up and that is the biggest thing I hate. Before I know it, he will be starting Kindergarten.
One thing is for certain, he’s turning out to be a great kid, who’s also a loving big brother and adoring little brother.
While I hate losing sight of the sweet baby I once held in my arms, I love each new stage he enters and one thing’s for sure; this little boy loves his family.
What about you? Was there a moment you looked at your child and realized he/she had really grown right before your eyes?