Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last Week

Dear Dylan,

Last week was a busy week.  I felt the need to be in constant motion.  Monday, we went to SeaBase, and I was shocked when I watched you quickly shimmy up a rope that you couldn't get up the last time we were there.  You are learning new things so fast these days that it is like a blur.  Like yesterday, when we made a robot craft, and I couldn't believe how good you could cut the rectangles.  "When did you learn to cut so well?!", I blurted out.  "I practiced in school", you answered.  

Tuesday, after I got home from work, we hit the pool.  Wednesday, we went to "blue slide park", and I watched you slide down several times with no help from me.  You stood in line without complaining, and when you crashed the one time, you just said "Ow!", and came over to get a quick kiss from me before heading off to play some more.  Wednesday night, we met "Daddy" at the zoo for member's night.  

Thursday, we met a friend and her son at the park for a play date.  When an older boy was telling you and your friend that you couldn't play in a certain area because you were too young, I enjoyed watching you stand up for yourself.  I didn't need to step in.

Saturday, we met "Mi-Mi and Bubba" at Carson's Carnival.  We went last summer, so again I noticed how much you have changed.  

Sunday, we took you to your first movie at a theatre - Winnie the Pooh.  I had this image in my head of how it would go... which of course is not at all how it went.  First of all, you barely looked at me the whole time.  You would only talk to "Daddy", and completely excluded me (something tells me I better get used to this).  Then, when it was over you said you "didn't like it", because some of it was scary!  If Winnie the Pooh scared you, I'm not sure where to go from there?!

Sunday night we went to visit with family.  For the majority of the time we were there, I was able to just sit and talk, while you played with the other kids.  I didn't know exactly where you were, or exactly what you were doing, and that was okay.  It felt good... but a little weird also.  A part of me still wants you to need me, while the other part is craving less need.  I'm trying to savor the time with you this summer, but it is going by so fast, just like all the other months.  But, hey, it's not over yet!

Love you,
Mom  - guess I have to sign "Mom" now, since you quit calling me "Mommy"! :( 


Elissa said...

i love this jen! all of that ebb and flow of watching them grow is amazing. i do find that, at every stage, there is some lovely positive new thing that replaces what might be a sad thing that they leave behind. you should be so proud of what a fab little smart, independent boy you are raising!!!

hoot hoot for the swimming too... SUCH a good feeling to watch them gain confidence in the water.

and, you look gorgeous, btw, if you are not keen on paying for professional teeth whitening (although, they really aren't bad, dear) have you ever tried this stuff? http://www.amazon.com/Crest-White-Multi-Care-Whitening-Rinse/dp/B00125VV0A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1311432728&sr=8-2

slower process, but it really does make a difference. mike refused to whiten his and he's a coffee drinker, but i got him to use that over the last year and they look a ton better....

totally random and long comment. i miss being on the computer more!!! no summer sanity for me

Anonymous said...

What a week! It is so bittersweet watching them grow into independent little people!

And I 2nd the Crest products - my Mom has used them with awesome results!