Monday, January 24, 2011

To my baby, who is no longer a baby

When you play 'stone, paper, scissors' with your brother, it is hard to believe you are both not the same age. You are the youngest in your class, but often correctly answer questions directed at your older brother.
You are mature beyond your years, and yet you love being treated like a baby. You bully your brother into feeding you, and make him fetch and carry for you. You ask to be carried even when you are not tired.

You turn five today. You are no longer a baby. Are you sure you are not ready to grow up yet?

A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He's still YOUR baby, Rayna!

Jan Morrison said...

Five is big and little - thanks for capturing it so perfectly in this drabble...

Anonymous said...

Watching kids grow up can be bitter sweet. Mostly sweet.

Deb and Barbara said...

Oh, he's killer-cute! I loved that age, the one betwixt and between. My younger was EXACTLY like this!
The Middle Ages

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Ha ha, look at that face! Happy Bday, big guy!

J.L. Campbell said...

No matter how mature they seem, they always need the comfort family provides.

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - What a beautiful Drabble!! Happy birthday to your son :-). Five is truly an age of wonder...

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Aw, look at that face!

LTM said...

LOL!!! He is the cutest thing ever! And I am so glad to hear your youngest "bullies" your oldest into doing things, too. Mine does that, and I was trying to figure out if that was normal... ;p good stuff~ <3

Anonymous said...

What an adorable prince! Happy Birthday... hope you all had a lovely day.

Mary Vaughn said...

He is probably more than ready -- you on the other hand, I'll bet not.
Give him a birthday hug from me.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Oh, they'll always be Mama's babies..whether they want to be or not!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

What a cute photo! It’s funny that he wants to milk the baby thing as long as he can. He sounds like quite an adorable character. I hope he had a wonderful birthday.

Hart Johnson said...

Awwww... I think the markers of Thing 2 are harder for me than Thing 1 because I have to say good-bye to a life stage... I hope he had a great birthday!

kmckendry said...

It goes too fast doesn't it? It was wonderful when my girls were little but it is just as fantastic to see them becoming young women. Enjoy them.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Alex - True, and whether he likes it or not, he will always be.

@ Jan - big and little- such a nice way of putting it

@ Stephen - mostly sweet, but it is with mixed emotions that you see the baby traits go.

@ Barbara - maybe it is a younger kid thing?

@ Debra - he's the master of faces.

@ J.L. Campbell - they do, don't they?

@ Margot - five is definitely a great age.

@ Diane - that's one of his many faces.

@ Leigh- I don't know if it is normal or not, but if your kid does it and so does mine, I guess we are not alone.

@ Fiona- thank you, and yes, we did.

@ Mary - I definitely am not. Difficult to be really.

@ Elizabeth - nice to hear that. I am not sure I want to give that up completely.

@ Jane - yes, he's figured out that the baby thing works, and is out to make the most of it.

@ Hart - I have to agree. With Thing 1, I knew there was Thing 2. Now I know it is going to be gone forever.

@ kmckendry - I am looking forward to that too, but there are things I know I am going to miss. What would be do without memories?


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