9/15/2008

Read This, Dammit!!

I love days like this. I had such a fun day with my son. It made me think about how much he has grown up in the past five years. I took him out this morning to ride his bike. We just had a ball!



Usually that kind of stuff isn't so enjoyable, but this time I really enjoyed myself. We went around for hours like that.

It got me to thinking. At the age of five he has already hit so many milestones I can't believe it.

It seems like he was an infant just last week! He was a handful from the start, I have to say. Here's his crib at the babysitter's house.



We would always have such a laugh when his collar would give him a shock every time he tried to get out for food! Those days were such good times!

It seems like yesterday that I taught him how to tag the neighbor's houses...



We had such fun watching the neighborhood create a special anti-gang neighborhood watch because of it! Good times!!

It seems like it was just the other day that he started experimenting with alcohol.



It also seems like yesterday that he started questioning his sexuality and smoking on a regular basis.



What I'm trying to say here is that we need to stop and appreciate our kids. I know they can be a pain sometimes, but they will be grown up and move out of the house soon and THAT'S when you can start to have fun again!!!


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24 comments:

TheFLy said...

haha, for some reason, I really think thats you riding that bike but its probably not, haha.

Sounds like my childhood. Did I have a normal childhood? If you call a 12 year old having a 35 year old girlfriend normal, then yeah.

HumorSmith said...

I gre up in a Leave it to Beaver world. It was wonderful!!

Tommy Buettner said...

the sad thing is, I really do have pictures of our kids with booze and smokes...haha

Mary said...

I can relate!! You will usually see me riding the big wheel motorcycle. I can take corners on 2 wheels!! If I only had the electric fence for my 2 year old that consistantly migrates to our bed!!! If you don't believe me, ask Tommy (above)!! And, now the alcohol...yes, that same 2 year old loves to drink!!! Hey, it helps him sleep!

Kirsten said...

@thefly-A 12 year old with a 35 year old?! I need to know more! I want to see a post on this!

@humorsmith-Were you Eddie Haskell??

@Tommy-Ditto

@Mary-I'll bet I could take you on with my green machine! (I mean my son's green machine)
BTW those shock collars are great! I have one on my husband too. Watch out, Tommy!

Mary said...

LOL! I could have some fun with that!

eve cleveland said...

hahaha! i would enjoy my kids more if they weren't so damn needy!

Kirsten said...

@mary-The possibilities are endless!!

@eve-No kidding! I was NEVER that needy!

Don said...

God I love your child rearing abilities. You're raising a little me! Lucky girl...

Sensei said...

Bravo! Finally, someone is telling the secrets behind successful child-rearing. I tried to explain my same logic to Child Protective Services a few weeks back, but they didn't agree.

Da Old Man said...

You've got my vote for Mom of the year.
And good idea to teach that kid to drink early. Nothing worse than a middle school kid who can't handle his booze.

Vodka Mom said...

that is so Goddamn funny. You are SO the mom of the year. no question.......

Kirsten said...

@don-Thanks, I know! It's a gift really!

@CPS doesn't know what it's talking about. Safe, clean place to live, whatever!! It's about building character.

@da old man-My kid isn't going to be a loser middle schooler. No way!!

@vodka mom-I hear that all the time! : )

Chat Blanc said...

Your kids don't know how lucky they are! I wish my mom would have been as cool as you. :D

Leslie said...

lol awesome! I wish my mom wasnt so uptight :P

muskrat said...

beautiful. i think your parenting style lends itself to some of the books i've suggested for children!

dani said...

Too funny...

Meg said...

I can so relate. I mean, who doesn't love Japanese beer!

shyloh said...

What a sweet blog. Indeed. They do grow up fast.

kittyconcerto.com said...

girl, you KILL me with your hilarious pictures!

Kirsten said...

@ chat blanc-I know! I get that all the time!

@leslie-I know! Your mpm probably made you eat healthy meals and go to bed at a decent time. Loser!

@muskrat-Yes! I loved your children's books post!

@dani-Thanks

@meg-No kidding! I should have gotten a Kirin pic too! Next time.

@shyloh-Don't they?!

@kitty-thanks, sista!!

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