Everyone says “Kids… oh my god, they grow so fast!”
It wasn’t until around Christmas that I realized how much of an understatement that is. They don’t just grow fast – they grow incredibly fast.
Since last summer, my 14 year-old son (soon to be 15) has changed from a whiny little kid, who could bring tears to his eyes simply by telling him he was losing computer privileges, to a deep voiced (and getting deeper), hairy-legged, long-haired monster with a Sidney Crosby moustache (circa 2009) who could probably come pretty close to taking me down in a wrestling match.
Where the hell did my little boy go?
Where did the time go?
I am still shocked every day that I see him, or when he opens his mouth.
I can’t help but feel that I have I have somehow missed a year or two of his life during this transition. Seriously. I got ripped off.
Let this be a warning to parents who have children around the same age. If they still look like kids to you, enjoy every moment you can… because one day you’re going to blink and miss it.