Lessons Learned When a Boy is Nearly 7

July 10th, 2009

When a boy is nearly 7 (or 6 years and 11 months old to be precise), the things that used to annoy his Mom no longer seem so annoying.

When he asks you for help with his socks, you know that this is his way of saying he wants to be close to you.

When he tells you he doesn’t like the rubber duckies his little brother left behind in the bathtub because they get in the way of his shower, you’re puzzled. Wasn’t it only yesterday that he loved rubber duckies?

When his friends ask, “Which girl do you think is cute?” and he responds, “My mom,” your heart melts as you realize how lucky you were to hear his answer.

When he asks you to join the  hide-n-seek game, there’s a bittersweet realization that at  this time next year, he may no longer ask you to play with him and his friends.

When a boy is 6 years and 11 months old, his Mom realizes time goes by quickly and he won’t be a boy much longer.

Play with your children,

Do things with your children,

While they still want you around.


Copyright OrganicMania 2009

4 Responses to “Lessons Learned When a Boy is Nearly 7”

  1. rejinl on July 11, 2009 5:44 am

    Thanks for this. Mine is 7 and a half, and I don’t always have the patience to play pokemon, but I try to remember that its about play, not about pokemon.And its now or never.

  2. Lynn on July 11, 2009 7:17 am

    Yes, you are so right…and I smile thinking of my image of you, although we’ve never met – the cool Brooklyn artist playing Pokemon! :)

  3. Gift of Green on July 12, 2009 7:15 pm

    That is a total SNIFF post! :( Our babies do grow up so fast.

    Gift of Green’s last blog post..Mount Kearsarge – Poems from New England

  4. Lynn on July 14, 2009 9:11 pm

    Thanks..I’m so glad you liked it! Where DOES the time go?

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