Too Big Now

Today Blake turned seven.

Seven.

That’s old. He was just my baby…and the more I thought about that this morning the more I cried. Yes, I cried at the thought of Blake being seven…

But I can’t stop him from growing up….so we celebrated with the family yesterday…he requested my pumpkin cake, which I made and then I watched him blow out his candle while he made a wish*…

And today I sent him off to school with a homemade lunch like usual, but as a little treat to let him know how much I love him I cut his sandwich into the shape of heart…

He didn’t eat it.

I found it scrunched up in lunchbox.

My heart shaped sandwich embarrassed him. He wouldn’t eat it in front of his friends.

My baby isn’t a baby. Last year he loved it when I made heart shaped sandwiches, but now they embarrass him…

And my heart broke…

Shattered…

Into a million pieces…

Because seven isn’t a baby anymore…

No more heart shaped sandwiches for him…which may not seem like a big deal, but to this overly dramatic, overly hormonal mother, it’s huge…

And even though I didn’t say anything to him, Blake knew I was upset…so he made me this when we were outside playing…

So Blake loves me…

I may embarrass him with my sandwiches, but he still loves me…and doesn’t want to make me upset…

And that’s going to have to be enough…

Blake is growing up…whether I like it or not…

Time for a new baby**?

*I actually relit the candle and had him blow out again for the picture…the rotten kid did it too fast the first time…

**Just kidding***

***maybe…

****after telling me how fabulous I am, I agreed to guest post over at The Random Blogette. Although you all know how fantastic I am already, go check my post out over there in which I detail why you should all just love me and be my friend…um, yes-I’m serious-that’s what I wrote about….

Comments

  1. maggie says:

    this made me tear up…i can’t think that far into the future or i’d die.

  2. Jenny says:

    Awww, this was sweet…And I totally think you should have another baby ;)

  3. Summer says:

    Awww. My oldest is 10 now, so I understand completely. Now when my youngest who is 3 goes through this, I will probably need sedation… or another baby.

  4. Lori A. says:

    Wahhh…thanks for making me cry. My son is my youngest and he turned 8 this past August. Then he didn’t want me to walk him to his class on the first day of school…like I’ve done every year. We walk to school and I have to stop at at the end of the sidewalk by the school so he can walk the rest of the way by himself..and we have to make sure there’s nobody around if I want a hug…and I’m nice enough not to yell “I love you!” if any other kids are around. If he says he wants to walk to school all by himself next year…well, he better not..but even if he does, I’ll be peeking over the backyard fence watching him go. Hehe.

  5. Lisa says:

    Hang in there Holly…my oldest is 11 and I have to say I take much joy in embarassing her now ;) It’s so cute to see her try to hide in the passanger seat when I roll the windows down and blast Lady Gaga while singing along….making sure every once in a while I shout “That’s right! Aubrey’s mom, right here!!!”
    (Although, I may just be a crying, rambling mess when my 4 year old “baby” gets up there :/….)

  6. Crazed Mama says:

    My twins turn 7 tomorrow, and my oldest turns 8 on Sunday. They grow way too fast. I love watching them grow up though and see how independent they become. I know some day they will not want to be around boring mom or want me to give them hugs and kisses in front of their friends. The teen years are coming fast!

  7. Katertot says:

    I feel you, Sister! I relish in the fact that my son still let’s me kiss him when he lines up with his class in the morning, knowing that’s this will be short lived. :(

  8. Tiffany says:

    It’s so hard when they start getting embarrassed by those kinds of things. That chalk “I love you” is very sweet!

  9. Tania says:

    Aww very sweet post! I don’t even want to think about the day when emmas going to be too cool for her mom :(

  10. You do realize they just keep getting OLDER, right? I keep telling my kids to stop growing and the little shits just keep on doing it anyway. My oldest will be 11 soon…11 going on 20. :(

    Hang in there…

  11. Aw, 7 already??? And the chalk sidewalk message is just so sweet!

  12. I adore you!!!
    And yes, even if he is scrunching up your sandwitches, he adores you too. :)

  13. *Sigh* I can so relate. My baby will be 9…NINE… next week. When he walks by me at school, he pretends not to see me. Granted, when we do make eye contact, I kiss his head and call him “Pumpkin” so maybe this is my fault, but still…. he is my baby!

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