How Great The Future Will Be
The kid has absolutely no discretion.
It's crazy to think I'll have a one year old in less than two weeks. Over this past month, Eli has done A LOT of changing and he really is turning into a toddler. I've mentioned before that I'm not very sentimental, but I'm finding myself becoming a hot mess as I realize how much things have changed. He (usually) looks at me when I speak and seems to comprehend most of what I'm saying. He signs to me and certainly knows how to make his preferences clear. The other day I took away a pair of socks he was playing with so I could put them away and the kid got angry. Like genuinely angry. And he wouldn't be calmed down until I gave the socks back to him. Like, I mean, please tell me, when did he stop being so oblivious to the world around him? When did he start actually caring about socks? When did he begin to start caring about anything but when he gets his next meal?
I suppose it's all part of him beginning to become a mid-sized human, and it's a good thing, but it's a bit hard for me to accept that he's no longer a baby, he's a little boy!
I am excited for the changes ahead and every day it seems like Eli and I become better and better friends which I totally love. So I'm finding that I need to remind myself of how great the future will be, rather than cling to the past. Because if this past year is even a small glimmer of the happiness the future will hold, I know it's gonna' be great.
---> And hopefully in the very near future, the word "gentle" will carry a bit more more meaning for him.