GROWING UP HAPPENS IN A HEARTBEAT. ONE DAY YOU’RE IN DIAPERS, THE NEXT DAY YOU’RE GONE. BUT THE MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD STAY WITH YOU FOR THE LONG HAUL. I REMEMBER A PLACE, A TOWN, A HOUSE LIKE A LOT OF OTHER HOUSES, A YARD LIKE A LOT OF OTHER YARDS, ON A STREET LIKE A LOT OF OTHER STREETS. AND THE THING IS, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, I STILL LOOK BACK, WITH WONDER…

Posted on April 30, 2009

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he’s growing and i am helpless to stop it.

three year check up stats…

31 lbs, 15 oz (52%)
39.5″ (90%)

he did throw a fit and wouldn’t stand big boy style on the scale, so he got to sit in the baby scale, which was frustrating and all sorts of funny at the same time (would have made for interesting photo op).  but, when he saw the “thomas” poster hanging across from the height measurer thingy, he was more than happy to oblige the lovely nurse and stand tall against the wall.  funny how the little things make such a difference.

he’s still lots lighter than most kids his height, but spot on for kids his age.  and i have been assured that he will most likely be the tallest kid in his class, which is all sorts of strange b/c i’m as short as short can be and the only tall person i’ve ever really been around has been M.  then again, silly monkey is also M’s offspring, so he certainly inherited his height (along with some very lovely long curly eyelashes and a beautiful head of curly hair – just not so textured).

silly monkey’s weight has always been a big concern for me – for the first year of his life he was a chubchub and all of a sudden he became this slim lanky little thing.  according to his doc, he is just fine and there is zero zip nothing to worry about.  if he’s hungry, he’ll eat.  apparently kids tell you when they’re starving… who knew?!  so, we’ll keep on with what we’re doing and maybe sneak in a few extra turkey pepperoni slices here and there.

and that was that.  another year older for silly monkey, another handful of white hairs for mommy.  i wouldn’t be this happy if it were any other way.  and isn’t that what hair dye is for anyway?

** post title = wonder years, narrator, “independence day” 6.22

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