Saturday, November 8, 2008
" hey mum....that is so awesome...."
"awesome", "sweet", "totally cool", "aw dude".....just a selection from big A's newly acquired vocabulary since entering Kindergarten. As we sat huddled in warmth between plays at his final soccer game, he taught me the "importance" of using such descriptive words when discussing the game. "That kick was totally awesome" is obviously way more powerful than "great kick"......especially when you add more five year olds to the conversation.
He's no longer that wobbly seven week old muttering nothing but gurgles and sweet cries, but rather a boy who now spends a shocking amount of time every morning trying to put a cool outfit together for school.
So much time can be spent looking forward to what they are going to accomplish next, that it takes holding someone else's wee one to suddenly realize how big they have become. And it wasn't until my three year old blurted out "cool, dude" upon seeing a fire engine on the drive home that I realized just how fast it is flying by!