I had a mommy moment the other day. You know, one of those times that you take a deep breath and realize how short the days really are with your children. I had taken Spencer, our nine year old, to the doctor for an allergic reaction. The appointment was uneventful. Take some Allegra and use a little hydrocortisone cream. All will be fine. It wasn’t until we had paid and were on our way out that “the moment” happened. When Spencer was asked the infamous doctor’s office question, “Would you like a sucker or a sticker young man?”, he, after a hint of hesitation, matter-of-factly replied, “No thank you.”
It was then that it hit me! After nearly 17 years of parenting, I no longer have any children who will leave the doctor’s office with Scooby or Sponge Bob attached by decal to their shirt. Nor will they lick a Dum Dum sucker to help ease the pain. Nope, it is a fact. My babies are growing up.
I drank in the moment, recalling the many stickers and suckers that my offspring have consumed over the years. Then I took my man-child out for a tall latte with caramel. His new favorite, grown up drink.
Speaking of growing up. Spencer turns ten on Monday. Oh yes….finally he will hit double digits!
Kenzie and Spencer sharing a sibling moment :)
Now stop reading this blog, moms. Go love on your babies. They’ll be gone in an instant!