"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
--Pooh Bear

One of my favorite Pooh Bear quotes!
Last week a friend and I were talking about these sweet stories.
If you've never read them to your kids, you must!
I always get choked up when
Christopher Robin is about to go off to school.
As wonderful as it is to watch our kids grow and learn new things,
why is it also one of the hardest things to do?

This past month, my oldest son turned 8.
That's one more than 7, one less than 9!
I'm not quite sure how this happened.
This afternoon, I studied his sweet face as he spoke to me of nintendo,
and I noticed that his jaw is widening, as that of a young man's.
Little by little he has turned his attention toward what we've always called "big boy toys."
And in case you didn't know, big boy toys are just a little more expensive than little boy toys.


Katie said...

Oh Jenny, how beautiful that your boy has a momma who notices, who watches, who prays for him. He is such a marvelous young man. I love that I can picture him talking to you of nintendo while you sweetly smile and notice him, charming!

~nanashouse~ said...

Even big boy toys never take the place of sitting and talking with Mama. Trust me.

emyann said...

I adore that quote too. I am so happy that I have been able to watch him grow up. He is such a wonderful boy.

Sweet Annabelle said...

We read Pooh stories to all our boys - love them!

Big boys do seem to grow (unexpectedly) from little bitty ones. Just today, I was noticing the thick whiskers of my oldest --- as he broke the news to me that he is now 18 and plans to get a tattoo.

Sometimes I wish I was back in the Winnie the Pooh days!

Ashley DeLen said...

I haven't read the book to my little girl yet but I think it is just about time!!

Enjoy every second with your kiddos :O)

PS If you were one of my neighbors you would have so been invited to come for a cup of coffee!!!

Elizabeth said...

I want to cry just reading this!(In my defense I am full of pregnant hormones) How precious those little boys are:)
I also love all things Pooh. My big boy cried at dinner last week because he had to eat on a Pooh plate. He then confided to his dad later, "I had to eat on a Pooh plate, and I have Pooh all over my room." I guess I'll have to redecorate soon.