Today my son starts working for a real paycheck. His first day at his first job. Yikes, he is growing up.
In less than two weeks, he starts driver's ed. That means in less than a year, he will be getting his driver's license and driving away by himself. Yikes, he is growing up.
In less than two months, he starts his sophomore year in high school. He will be taking courses that I have no chance to be able to help him with. Yikes, he is growing up.
In three years, I will be sitting here in shock because he will be getting ready to go to college. Yikes, he is growing up.
What happened to that little boy who loved to snuggle and didn't want to go away to college because it meant sleeping somewhere else? Wasn't that just a month or two ago? What happened to the little boy who I had to strap into a car seat? Or the young lad who was so excited that he could finally sit in the front seat? That couldn't have been that long ago! I remember the little boy who was studying multiplication tables and talking about them during baseball games. Where is he now?
The next few years are going to be so exciting for my son - and an emotional rollercoaster for me. I can't wait to see where life takes him even though part of me still wants to hug him and whisper "don't grow up". Ahh, the life of a parent. I wouldn't change a thing.
Here's to changes.