I'm having a hard time with something. Something that I've never gone through, but will certainly experience again.
My baby is growing up.
He's a full fledged teen-ager, more man than child, now. Shaving, going to dances, interested in girls. Is it weird if my heart is breaking just a little bit? That I get teary over these things?
In one week, he will have "graduated" from 8th grade. He will make his venture into public school and high school next fall.
I'm not ready for him to grow up.
I want to keep him young forever. I know that these teen years are a struggle for a reason. I know that we are now taking our first steps into the separation that will come when he graduates from high school.
And I am SO not ready for it. For any of it.
I hear this gets easier. With each child...but WOW! I had no idea that this whole "growing up" thing would be so hard on me!
Excuse me please...I need to grab a tissue.