They grow so fast it's hard to keep up! I realized today that I do so many things for Cody, that he should do himself. You don't think about it sometimes. You remember bringing them home from the hospital, pretty soon it's off to school. The mom instinct never fades. I'm definitely not a helicopter mom, I don't hover over everything he does. But it's just weird how there are certain things that I do for him that I don't think about letting him do, because that's just what I do. For example - letting him get his own glass of milk, or cut up his own chicken at dinner time. Just things like that, and there are others. I guess deep down on a subconscious level I still seem him as my little boy, and that's how I'll always see him. And even though he's independent with a lot of things, I guess I need to let him be, even more so. I love to watch him grow, and venture into new aspects of his life. I love that he's so smart, and always willing to learn new things. I love his wild & crazy imagination!
It's just hard to watch them grow up so fast. I wish they could stay small just a little while longer. I'm am very blessed though to have such a loving & caring boy. I hope someday when he looks back on his life, and he thinks about mom & dad, he can say we did a good job, and that he's had a good life.
Take care & smile! ;0)