Do you ever have those moments when you look at one of your children and they suddenly look so much bigger? I’ve been having those moments a lot lately when I look at Seth. Since he’s my youngest, I think it surprises me when I notice how big he is getting.
It started the other day when I tried to button his jeans for him. They wouldn’t button and I had to loosen the elastic adjustment in order to get them on him. Then sometimes I just notice how tall he is, or how slim his face is, or just how old he looks.
And then this morning he woke up and had a dry diaper. That is a first for him! He was quite excited.
There are other more unpleasant things that come with this growing up process, like the fact that he hasn’t napped the last two days. Or the emotional tantrums he’s started throwing, which seem to be an integral part of being 3 1/2 years old.
But then there are those times when he acts so grown up, like when we got passport photos for the boys last week. He took it so seriously and stood completely still for his picture, which I will say will be one of the most interesting passport photos of all time since Seth’s facial expressions are terribly interesting even when he’s not trying to be funny.
My baby is growing up, which is what he’s supposed to do, but it still makes me a little sad to see it happen. But it also makes me proud (though I don’t know why since I don’t have much to do with the fact that each day he gets a little bit older).