“J’ai Huit Ans”

Jun 4, 2007 | Full Time Family, On Motherhood | 8 comments

That is what my baby says when I ask him, “Quel age as-tu?”

It’s funny because when I ask him how old he is he says, “I’m eight.” I have no idea why he is so enamoured with the number huit/eight but he better not push the big boy department. He is still my baby.

Even as I type my heart is melting as he plays with the new toys he received last night (a little early) for his birthday. He is wearing a Thomas the Train backpack while trying to put some tracks together…I am sure in a minute or two he will switch back to tractors and in another minute or two pull on my arm for me to join him on the floor. How can I resist that little voice saying, “Mom? Mom? Mom?”?”

While I do feel I have done a really good job savoring every moment of the last seven hundred and twenty some odd days I still have daily moments where I desperately try to hang onto little things he used to do, kicking myself for not writing enough down, wondering where I would have found the time to do that, trying to imagine this second baby when the one I have right now is so absolutely wonderful…

Blog entries like this are almost pointless – they can easily lead to me sobbing as I try to convey motherhood and the wonderful, darling qualities, quirks, and ‘isms of my beautiful, beautiful-almost-two- but-still-my-baby..P.R.

Instead, I’ll simply post this little photo of joy!

8 Comments

  1. Amanda

    OH MY LORD! I so know the feelings of this entire post, but you put them on paper (blog) so much better than I. IT’s been too long, let’s talk soon.

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  2. Amanda

    I was also wondering how many weeks in a row you’re going to listen to Gwen Stefani on your IPOD?? 🙂

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  3. Victoria

    Nic said tonight, in response to having looked at photos of Aidan and a video of my nephew, “are you going to give me one that cute?” I hope so, Ang. we’ll call you tomorrow- still watching 24… can we come out for Sunday and p.r.’s bday?

    -v.

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  4. cityfarmer

    Oh my, more grandkids…bring it on

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  5. Laurie Anna

    Motherhood…..nothing else in the world compares. You have a gift in the way you express your thoughts through words……simply beautiful post.

    Thank you for letting us peek in.

    LaurieAnna

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