Happy New Year! With a new year starting, I am looking forward to a fresh start and like many of you, I have some goals I would like to work towards. But that's for another post this week. Because there is one thing that has had my attention since the strike of midnight New Years Day! In less than 22 days now, I will be a mom of a 5 year old! For some reason, that hits me hard. And Evan is reminding me of often, now that Christmas is over, his birthday is coming up! Several things are running through my mind: a.) How did this happen? (Because I know I am NOT that old!)
b.) Five, to me, seems like a huge deal. No more "preschool", no more baby time left. My little man, the one that made me a mom, is a big boy. An all out boy! There really is no more "baby" about him. He is growing by leaps and bounds which is so exciting to watch but yet saddening at the same time, because these 5 years FLEW by!
c.) Once again, even though he complained during Carter gets all the cool birthday parties, he doesn't want a big party. He just wants a sleepover with his 2 best friends and the Wii. Last year was hard enough, controlling my inner party planner. But this year, I have to admit I am super disappointed that he doesn't want a party because this is a momentous birthday (in my opinion). He is going to be the BIG 5! But I must hold back and respect his wishes. Even though I have asked multiple times if he is sure he doesn't want a bigger party.
d.) This is the year of Kindergarten. SCHOOL! No more crazy busy days of entertaining him from 8 to 3. This year he learns to read, learn math, do homework. EEK! I become a mom of a school-aged kid. Again, how did I get so old?
There you have it! My preoccupation these first couple days of the new year! I'm just curious, did you guys make a bigger deal about the "5" birthday, or was it just another birthday? Trying to keep some perspective...you know.