side effects of motherhood, to Truett with love

Five is pretty cool.

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Truett turns 5 today.

Sometimes, I really miss his babyness and I’ll look back wistfully at all the moments I spent with him as a baby. The husband says my baby brain is out of control but I would think of how I used to cradle him in the nook of my arm or the time he fell asleep on my chest for hours during a thunderstorm or how he would immediately stone out and suck his thumb the moment I touched his cheek with his precious blankie.

He doesn’t do all those things anymore.

These days, he looks like a big boy. He talks like a big boy. He has a mind if his own like a big boy. And he’s running off exploring everything like a big boy.

I just asked him if I could still call him “Tru baby” like I used to and he was all “I’m really not a baby anymore but ok fine, you can call me that until I’m 7. When I’m 7, you can only call me Truett.”

I thought I’d be sad but I look at him all tall and boyish and I think this 5-year-old version of him is pretty awesome. This version that’s sweet and funny and kind and determined and generous and playful and just a little bit shy.

I guess I’m just thankful that I get to be his mom.

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  • Reply Yvonne June 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Did you ask him why 7 years old? :)

    • Reply Daphne June 12, 2013 at 12:06 am

      I think the transition to Primary 1 is like a big deal… or maybe it’s just a random number he came up with.

  • Reply Andrea June 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Time flies :) happy belated birthday truett

    • Reply Daphne June 12, 2013 at 12:06 am

      Thanks Andrea!!

  • Reply Rina June 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Time flies doesn’t it..

    • Reply Daphne June 12, 2013 at 12:07 am

      Totally! I feel too young to have a 5-year-old.

  • Reply Shann June 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Time flies even faster when you have 3 kids. Embrace the moment ; )

    • Reply Daphne June 12, 2013 at 12:09 am

      I know what you mean! Thanks for the reminder :)

  • Reply Elaine June 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Five! Where did all that time go?
    Elaine´s last post ..Five little ducks

    • Reply Daphne June 12, 2013 at 12:10 am

      Haha I have no idea!! Let’s hope the next 5 goes a little slower..

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