Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday Baby

Today my youngest child turns eleven. He is in his last year of elementary school. Sam is a voracious reader, a good student, and an expert at video games of all kinds. He is a sweet, good-natured boy and quite sensitive. This is a hard age for kids in many ways, and one of the hardest for me to deal with as a parent. The little boy is still there, but he is beginning to grow up. Sometimes I baby him too much, and he lets me know. Other times, he needs that little bit of extra attention from his Mom. He is pulling away and coming back, advancing and retreating, in that familiar childhood dance. This is not the first time I've been a partner, but the long promenade changes with every child. I wouldn't miss a beat.

Happy birthday, sweet Samuel.


laurie said...

hey, cutie! happy birthday! life is good!

Faye said...

Do I see some mischief in that face as well? Whatever it is it's very cute. Hope you all are having a grand day of birthday celebrating. Think I'd prefer your brunch rollup to birthday cake!

Kim said...

Sam says "Thanks, Laurie!" and thinks it's cool that your birthday is the day after his.

Faye, you have a sharp eye. The boy is definitely mischeivous. We had biscuits and gravy before we ate cake. They were fantastic!