Back When You Were Little

(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!! 

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