Back When You Were Little
By carolinabeckey on May 30, 2012
(originally posted @ My Really Real Reality)
Back when you were little - I used to take afternoon naps with you; your soft head under my chin.
Now - You don't take naps, and you stay up later than I can keep my eyes open.
Back when you were little - You had the cutest chubby little legs, complete with little Michelin man rolls on the thighs.
Now- You are taller than I am.
Back when you were little - People used to comment on your adorable little cheeks
Now - Those cheeks are showing the first fuzz of facial hair.
Back when you were little - You used to come running to show me every little treasure you found and share every part of your adventures.
Now - You are the king of one syllable answers and grunts.
Back when you were little - You used to like my singing and would sing along with me.
Now - You roll your eyes when I sing in the car and beg me to "Please stop"
Back when you were little - You used to plead with me to rub your back while we watched TV or read a book
Now - Ok, maybe some things still haven't changed.
Back when you were little - You were my sweet little boy. The cause of my first gray hairs. The tiny little male child I loved with all my heart.
Now - You're not so little anymore. You're growing more and more independent. But you still cause me new gray hairs. And I still love you just as much as I did back when you were little.
Happy 14th Birthday Little Man!!