Mr C (aged 11) starts high school next year.
I'm totally not ready. Not at all. Hang on, wasn't he just a tiny blonde haired, blue eyed baby, who hardly opened his eyes for two weeks, and would lay his head on my shoulder to be carried around all day while I went about my business?
Oh yes he was. And now he's going to high school. Oh my!
In a Mothers eyes, does a little baby boy ever, ever stop being a baby boy? I'm guessing no. As a mum of two daughters and a son, and while I love them all so equally, I mother my son differently. I'm maybe a bit softer with him, because girls can be all kinds of cray cray crazy!
You know what I mean.
I think about my friends who have sons, with or without siblings, and each one of them show a very definite, beautiful relationship. They see their gorgeous little guys growing from Wiggles loving toddlers, to boisterous, noisy tweens who love laser skirmish and annoying their sisters on a regular basis.
I'm yet to find out what it's like living with a teenage boy, but in 2 years time, I'll be able to tell you. I wonder what will happen when my son becomes an adult, with a family of his own? Will he still be my baby boy, who I protected so fiercely that my heart ached when I thought of him?
You bet. I'll cuddle him even when he's 6 foot tall, and remember when he was the smallest cherub, and I will love him even more than I do today.
Do you have a son? Will he always be your baby boy?
Thank you to my beautiful friends for sharing these photos of their own baby boys.