Today my baby is 12.
I know, I know, I can’t possibly be old enough to have a 12 year old with me being so youthful n all. But there you go, I’m not and I do.
You read all the time how their childhood goes by in the blink of an eye.
And you scoff. I scoffed. Ridiculous said I, getting on with things and watching as in a blur I’m knocking on the door of the teenage years and my baby is no more.
It’s 9.15 in the evening and he’s upstairs right now reading in bed. He absolutely won’t go to sleep without calling me to come and say goodnight. It’s a bit of a ritual. I fluff up his feather duvet, sit on the edge of his bed, ask how the story is going, does he want a drink, has he packed his school bag.
But tonight will be different. Tonight I will kiss goodnight to an 11 year old and await the hug of a 12 year old in the morning.
And I pledge to enjoy every minute of this coming year because who knows what the teens are going to bring!
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