How does someone who once was the cutest little squishy of a baby grow up to be such a sweet and independent toddler so quickly?
Today you started camp at Kidville here in Las Vegas. As excited as you were to start I have to admit I was a little nervous for the day.
For one, my little baby is going to camp for the first time! Spreading those wings just a little bit further… My apron strings are starting to come undone, and I am not sure I am ready for it.
Second, you are a sweet and wonderful little toddler, but you are a toddler. Recently one who has been having a hard time sharing, and sometimes even playing with others.
Third… Ah my baby is growing up!
As I watched you play nicely (mostly) with the other kids, look up to your counselors, and enjoy every task, craft, and project put in front of you I was really watching you grow up right before my eyes. It was the feeling I had watching you that surprised me the the most. Instead of feeling sad about it, I was overwhelmed with pride.
I was proud of your behavior, and excited to watch as you learn to interact with the other campers. I loved watching you learn the cause and effect of a toddler science experiment, and I nearly burst when you shared your snack with your new friend.
While watching you grow up is bittersweet, these days it is certainly more sweet than bitter. I am so proud to watch my baby become a little boy. You are a special little man.
*Dear Squishy is my version of (a less than) Wordless Wednesday where each week I write a letter to my son.
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