1.09.2008

Just One of the Boys

Connor has grown up a lot to us lately. He's using lots of words, runs really really fast, and got his first big boy professional haircut. He cracked me up today and my heart melted a few times as I watched him try to mimic what older boys around him where doing.
We were at Barnes 'N Nobles this morning and he was THRILLED when a boy about the age of 6 came to the train table to play. I could tell Connor was excited but a little shy and gently approached the older boy a few times to show him or tell him something. As the older boy moved around the children's section, I noticed Connor moving too. When the boy looked through picture books on a rack, Connor did too. When the boy sat on a step and flipped through books, Connor did too, all the time keeping one eye on the boy to see if he was noticing him and what he would do next. So sweet!
This afternoon we were outside playing because it was 70 degrees here today and Connor desperately wanted to go where there was a pick-up football game in the communal grassy area. We found a ball to play with there so we could be close the the boys but stay out of there way. The little stinker figured out if he kicked the ball over to where they were then he would have to run after it and he could be part of the action. He had a huge smile on face the whole time and would look to me like, "Hey Mom! Look at me! I'm a big boy too!" I love these moments in life. I'm trying to soak them all up before they pass me by. People keep telling me childhood "flies by" and I think the next time someone tells me that I'm going to put tape over their mouths.:)

6 comments:

Ash & Jon said...

What a sweet, sweet story. I think you're doing a great job at soaking up all the moments of childhood with Connor!

Proud gamma said...

Its interesting how they always want to be like or with "the big boys" and you just want to say "you're two--can you just be two for a minute". But I guess part of being two is wanting to be like the big boys! I'm glad you are enjoying these moments and sharing them with us.

Jill said...

He sounds like such a sweet, sweet, boy. It does go by fast, but the next phase of life is just as fun as the one before it--just different!

Laura said...

What a sweet guy! Every phase of life is so different and fun and challenging. Can I borrow some of that tape? :)

Betty said...

TREASURE every moment!!! He is so precious. Love Maw

Peterson's said...

he is growing up and i've seen a change just while you were gone for the holidays! thanks for coming over the other day -- connor's always welcome to come over and be "just one of the boys!"