Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Twenty days and counting.... well sort of....

Twenty days from now my son, Jeff, is turning 18! He will be, in society's eyes, an adult, a MAN! I am not sure I am ready to let go of my baby. In my eyes that is exactly the way I see him. Maybe that is where the problem lies? Jeff is a terrific kid...uhm... boy...no that's not right either.... TEEN that's the word because...well... he is still is. He has a great work ethic. Never missed a day in two years! He works hard at school and for the most part he is becoming a polite and respectful person.

Chris and Jeff have butt heads a lot in the past but even now, their relationship has grown. They get along better than ever and the way they communicate now is truly amazing. There is a respect between them. Even the way Jeff is around Katie is far better than it has ever been and there wasn't really a lot of tension there to begin with. Jeff is more patient with her and takes the time to teach her different things. Last night they stood outside for about 10 minutes just looking up at the sky. Jeff was showing Katie Orion's Belt and also showed her how to identify certain constellations and even pointed out Venus to her. Their conversation seemed to advance to a new level and not one of big brother, little brat tone. I am proud of him on so many levels but I am loathing the letting him go syndrome. I am going to be a wreck. Just sayin....

2 comments:

happymommy3 said...

I don't even want to think of any of my children becoming "adults". I have made it clear that I want all of them to live at home forever. They can live with us with the SO and children. LOL! My daughter will be 12 this year and can't believe in 4 years she will be able to drive. AAHHH!!!

Mindy said...

happymommy3 - I envy you. Katie will be 10 years old this October and already she is acting 20 years older! I am hoping that Jeff will go to a community school first so he can still stay home. But, it's not about what I want is it? LOL!!!