Delighting in your kids

The front door burst open yesterday afternoon and before I could even turn my head, he had jumped in front of me.

Fists pumping in the air, legs in a stance I could never replicate, he made an announcement:

I am a freshman!

Yes, my child you are.

You are growing up right before my eyes and your brother is right behind you, nipping at the heels of growing up.

Your excitement is palpable, your confidence intact.

You are a freshman

And, today, I choose to enjoy and delight in parenting a freshman rather than being sad about the fact that in four short years you will be fist pumping excited about being a high school graduate.

This post is linked to Tuesdays Unwrapped.


  1. Congratulations to your son! Its a big time in one's life certainly- sigh my oldest is about to start TK, I can not believe the school years are here for me!

  2. mjroberson5 says:

    I so feel your pain! 😉 I am totally not ready for our son to be headed into 7th grade! But alas, it is here, and we will rejoice that he didn't fail 6th grade this year! Lol 🙂

  3. it is so amazing to just stop and be in the moment…not think ahead or feel sad. enjoy and remember these moments. 🙂

  4. OutnumberedMom says:

    Good choice, Mom! I've faced this (on the other end, as mine exits high school), this year, too.

    I just found you — I'll be back. Come over and see me sometime!

  5. That is a great way to look at it. I am sad about my baby starting kindergarten…it is bitter sweet.

  6. angie lee says:

    I love that he isn't too “cool” to show his exuberance about moving on to HS with you. So exciting to have this new world opening up for him in such a short while. Wishing him 4 happy years at HS!


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