Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The 6 yr old, C

This one has always been my funniest but my hardest child. He is my youngest son and the 3rd out of 4 children. He KNOWS his own mind and doesn't care what anyone else says. Which can be a double-edged sword. I've always said it's a good thing he is being home schooled because he would be in the principals office weekly. He spent 1 yr at pre-school and luckily had an awesome younger teacher who "got" him. She understood his need to do things in "his" time. He has done a number of firsts that his older brothers did not do: cut his own hair, let his older brother cut his hair, respond to a teacher "my mother won't let me do that", let his brothers hoist him by ropes into BIG trees, physically fight a doctor trying to examine him, and the list goes on. Now I'm not saying my 2 older sons are beyond fault. In fact, my pediatrician told me when W was 2 months old that he would be my strong willed child and she was dead on. But I always say God was just preparing me for C when I had W. One of the most endearing qualities of C though, is his unique ability to not really care what anyone says about him (except big brothers) or to him. He will just happily go his own way. I watched him today skipping non too gracefully out the door to play. He is very tall and lanky so it was a bit comical. I smiled and thought about how these days will go so awfully fast. And it bought tears to my eyes that I never again will go through this stage with one of my boys. True, I will go through it with the girl but it will be different. It hurts that the "little boy" milestones are passing me by.


Susie said...

Kids are born to break your heart.

Becky said...

Awe! My "3 out of 4" is my most handful of a little boy too! I don't know what it is about that number!

(and we go to public school, and he DOES visit the principal often enough!!)

Angie's Spot said...

Aw, I feel that way with each milestone that Little A is hitting. They just grow up way too quickly.