Saturday, October 2, 2010

Crazy hair and Big boy shoes.


This past week, Little Man's preschool class celebrated "Crazy Hair" Day.

He went with me to the party store the day before to buy our much needed colored hair spray and these are the colors he picked out...

I guess you could say he had his own "Mardi Gras" theme going on. ;-)

crazy hair day at preschool

It looks like they had a fun time celebrating!


We went shopping recently for Little Man. He needed some new fall clothes for school and a new pair of tennis shoes. At the shoe store, I picked out a few of his size 10 toddler shoes and began trying to squeeze, push and force Little Man's feet into them. We were struggling and he began to "wail and gnash his teeth"...ha..ha.-not that bad, but it did get a little ugly as we had a tug-o-war over trying on shoes and him wanting to run around the store instead. To my shock and dismay....none of the shoes fit!! The very patient and observant store attendant stood from a far watching this whole scene play out...me, this crazy mother not wanting to accept that her son had outgrown the baby/Toddler section of the store. He finally came over to us and asked if he could help and suggested that we measure Little Man's foot. After measuring, he then proceeded to escort us out of the baby/toddler shoe section and into the "big boy's" shoe section.

I'm not kidding you...I had a lump in my throat and was fighting back tears. What is wrong with me??!!! Of course, he is growing up, but why am I fighting it so badly.


It just seems like yesterday we were here..
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I wish I could keep him this age for a little bit longer. It is such a sweet, precious and innocent age. Of course, we have our challenging moments with him such as when he wants to exercise his own free will and not mind mommy and daddy...but oh my goodness, it really is a fun age! I will miss it so as he gets older and more independent.




But, such is life...it seems to go by faster and faster as I get older...and people seem to come and go in my life. I am continually reminded that we must never miss the opportunity to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us. I try my best to remember this each and every day.


Oh, how I will cherish all these special memories with Little Man while he is young...

But I won't lie, I still get a little sad some days because it just seems to be going by too darn fast.


Yes, I know...I'm a big dork--I'll say it for you! ;-)

"Memory is a way of holding on to things you love....the things you are...the things you never want to lose."

-Kevin Arnold


Jennifer

1 comment:

  1. Hi friend! Well, I 110% AGREE...it goes by way too fast. I can totally relate with getting sad when our children hit a milestone or take a new step. I know I should feel soo happy, but I can't help but feel that "whoa...slow down!" he is lovely, and you are lovely! adorable pictures.

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