Letting Them Grow Up

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I admit that I may have a problem letting my kids grow up.

It never dawned on me to let Scorch learn how to buckle and unbuckle his car seat until my Mom asked me why he wasn’t doing it. Surely he isn’t old enough, right?

What about walking by himself on the sidewalk without holding someone’s hand. He’s only 5, surely he still needs to hold my hand all the time while we’re in public, right?

How about doing something with a friend without me or the Hubs right there. Last year he didn’t want any part of going anywhere without us, so this year can’t be any different, right?

Wrong. Wrong. And wrong. My sweet boy is getting older and more mature, so really, he can do more himself, by himself. Sadly, I don’t have to be his constant companion in everything as much as I’d like to.  It’s a joy watching Scorch grown up and seeing what he can do for himself- I just need to let him.

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About Heather

I am the lucky mom to two kids. Scorch is my baseball obsessed 9 year old son and Bean is my crazy, loving 7 year old little girl. I'm happily married to the Hubs. We live in the middle of nowhere with two cats and one certifiably crazy dog.

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