Posted by: OHgalinSoCal | May 29, 2013

It’s His Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

Hello and Happy Wednesday. Wednesday! Crazy how it’s the middle of the week already. I love long weekends and holiday weeks, but man do they screw me up as far as remembering what day of the week it is. And that can be dangerous, because I never know what day it is. My first question every morning when I wake up is, “What day is it?!”. It’s an occupational hazard I suppose, since every day my schedule is different as far as what classes I teach, what time I teach them and at what clubs.

We had a very enjoyable holiday weekend in our house. My husband and I didn’t have to work. We enjoyed time with friends and family. We ate waaaaay too much. Indulged in some libations while enjoying the weather. Ate a gluten-free cupcake, or two or four. Don’t judge, it was a holiday weekend.

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Of course we celebrated, honored and remembered all who have served our country, past and present.

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But the big event for us this weekend, was this little cutie-patootie turning 2. TWO!

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It’s so hard to believe that my tiny, precious, newborn baby boy is two! Time flies. Time flies when you’re having fun. But I think it flies especially fast when you’re raising babies. Those tiny little bundles don’t want to stay young and small for long.

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I am totally one of those moms who gets all weepy and sentimental on my kids’ birthdays. Especially their 1st birthdays. I cried for both of their 1st birthdays. It just amazes me how fast it all goes, and I get a little sad their not babies anymore.

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Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy each new stage of their lives. Each new milestone. It’s so fun to see them try and accomplish new things. To hear their first words, and now being able to have conversations with my oldest, it’s awesome! I cheered them on the first time they walked, went down the slide by themselves, and rode a bike.

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Each time they do something new I beam with pride. But I also get a bit sad. That’s one less thing I have to do for them. Yes! But oh no. (No one warns you how bi-polar parenting can be)

To remind me of how far they’ve come, and reflect on their precious lives I watch the video my husband made from their birthday. The day they were born. Now don’t go getting all weirded out. We didn’t record the act of them being born. We recorded after they were born- when we got to hold them, their first baths, when they were all cute and swaddled, when we brought them home from the hospital.

I watch it and sit and cry. I cry happy tears because once I watch the video I remember exactly how I felt at those exact moments, and it all comes flooding back in a beautiful memory.

I cry sad tears, because oh my goodness, he was so small, and now he’s so big! And didn’t we just record this video a couple months ago? Wasn’t he just born? How is he having a birthday- AGAIN?!

I think my kids will be 35 years old, and I’ll still watch their birth day video. And I’ll still cry. And they’ll find it to be incredibly embarrassing, I’m sure.

*Sigh* That’s the thing about life. About kids. We keep having birthdays and anniversaries. We keep getting older. Our babies get older, which means we get older. Yikes! It’s a whole, horribly beautiful, wonderfully scary, exciting process. It’s a wild ride, that’s for sure. You might need a helmet.

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So, Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet, cuddly, smart, curious, fearless, blonde-haired, dimple-faced baby boy. It has been an amazingly fast two years, but filled with so much fun and laughter. I couldn’t imagine life without you.

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I love you to the moon and back. I love you from the top of your head down to your tiny, webbed toes. (Yes, he has webbed toes. I think they’re adorable. And yes, I’m sure he’ll be an amazing swimmer.)

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I look forward to seeing the person you’re going to be when you grow-up. I promise to do the very best for you. And always remember, I love you know matter what.

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And way to show that Nemo pinata who was boss.

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