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.


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