Tuesday, April 14, 2009
And so it begins
You may remember my oldest? Ryan? The one we've always had struggles with? Well, a new one is occurring. It's called "the pre-teen years". He'll be 9 in a few weeks, and man if that kid isn't turning into a little a-hole. I say that in the most loving way possible, really. I mean think about it, were any of us NOT a-holes as adolescents? I don't think so.
I've been bracing myself for it, but it is still kind of a shock. I think nothing can truly prepare you until you just go through it yourself. When you look at your sweet first born and think "My gosh, who ARE you? And how do I make you go away?"
I'm sure Ryan is going to be an amazing man someday. One full of life and compassion. That is, if we all make it through this alive. . .
(and I have to go through this three more times after him, ACK!)