Monday, January 16, 2012

Warren turned 9

I have been a Mom for 9 years.

I haven't slept in for 9 years(well the meaning of sleeping in changed from 11am to 8:30)

I haven't had a job in 9 years.

I went from being a mother of 1 to a family of 5 in 9 years.

I haven't gone to bed without worrying about the eternal welfare of a soul in 9 years.

I can honestly say I have loved being Warren's Mom. He is easy, rational, unemotional, smart, stalwart, diligent, and thoughtful. Over the Christmas break I went on long walks with him, he on his bike and me walking. I thought he would ride up ahead of me, and he did some of the time, but for much of the time he just wanted to stay by my side and talk to me. I loved these moments with him, so much that when it was the first day of school and my alarm went off, I had a moment of sadness. I thought how can I send my boy off into the loan and dreary world, I'm not done with him, I haven't taught him everything yet. But I got over it when the kids did get off and my house was clean for 8 consecutive hours:)

Happy Birthday to my dear beloved son Warren, I can't wait to see what you are like 9 years from now.


jww said...

I love your thoughts on this!! The way you opened this post was awesome. Warren is one great kid! Looks like a SUPER fun birthday!!

JAG said...

happy birthday to a great kid! even if the only way i can get him to hug me is bribe him with a sleep over....

Love you Warren!!

brooke said...

Dear friend with the hair that I covet (I know I say that every time I comment!)

I think you can do Disneyland for 100 bucks a day in the park excluding your initial tickets to get in. Just don't eat at the Blue Bayou!! I think we spent about 40 bucks per meal for our family of six. Granted we were eating hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies on main street but Disneyland has great hot dogs!

The souveniers will get you. We usually buy a Christmas ornament every year and each kid usually gets one souvenier item at about 15 bucks each. What has really killed us is the pin trading. My kids just got into it and it is a total waste of money!

Good luck and have a great time! I love Disneyland!

Super Burbs said...

Love how you put this...but I would say you've had the HARDEST job for 9 years. My hat is off to all the moms out there - you guys are rockstars :) Warren is lucky (ps love that name!)