Last night, Speed lost his first tooth. It had been pretty wiggly for a few days and just last week he and I sat down to chat about how his teeth may start to get loose and come out one-by-one. I thought that conversation was best to have since I have always told him that if he didn’t brush his teeth — they would fall out & he’s kind of paranoid about that (oops), so I wanted to prepare him.
I didn’t think that it would happen that soon after talking with him. I should have known, I mean he is 6 years-old now and right on track, but still … I swear just yesterday he was born, a perfect 8 pound newborn. People always say that “it goes by fast”, but it’s hard to fathom it feels this fast. Technically, I am already 33% done parenting him. only 66% more time until he is 18 years old and no longer considered a minor.
Am I totally crazy that I even calculated that? It freaked me out a bit because “SIX” still sounds young — like there is all the time in the world until he turns 18 years old (& yes, I know that he doesn’t stop being my kid at 18, but that’s technically an adult).
Before I know it he will be in high school, he will get all angsty and weird and he will start dating. He will fall in love, go to college, get married and have a family of his own (at least, these are my hopes for him). Seriously, where does the time go?
I had no idea that his tooth falling out would signal such a “oh crap he is growing too fast” response from me. My little man isn’t so little anymore.
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