Thursday, August 4, 2011

Watching Them Grow

I went to the eye doctor the other day and it was probably one of the best doctor visits I have ever had. She was one of those doctors who is just friendly and genuine. Comfortable.  She talked about her children, asked me about mine, we talked about our parents, my dad dying, teaching, being in our 30s, she recommended a book for me to read, I encouraged her to get involved in social media for her business, after all I found her via Twitter... it was like sitting there with a new friend.

 Andrew kept watch of Lily in the lobby and she said "hi" to everyone who came in.  When I was through, the receptionist and the eyeglass girl gushed over how good my kids were and how helpful big brother was and how funny and adorable the baby was.

As I had been talking with my new friend eye doctor, I was thinking about Andrew as a toddler. Oh, how I just fall in love all over again with his 2 and 3 year old self when I look at pictures, watch videos or even just think about things he used to say and do. And now here's this growning 11 and a half year old who tells me how he feels about things happening in the world and says things genuinely like, "Well, that's great for him" when I told him his assistant principal got a job as the principal in another school.
2nd birthday...cheeeese

It's always amazing watching children grow literally before your eyes.

It's that time of the summer again when Andrew heads off for time with his dad and his dad's family and I tend to get reminiscent, much like I did around Lily's 1st birthday and do around Andrew's birthday each year.

Last night, I said to Lily, "Are you ready to take a bath?"  She looked at me, crawled over to the steps, climbed the steps (1st time the whole way) and crawled into the bathroom.  Wow. Just the understanding.

George and I are looking forward to a little party of 3 while Andrew is gone, but we're good for a few days, then ready for him to be home.  Such is life. He'll have fun.

I can't believe these babies of mine are growing up so quickly!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked the Dr! They are the best there :) Gary, Dominic and I all think they rock