Regardless of what started it, I've been thinking a lot about it. When you break it down, in only 5 years Cameron will be off on his own. When I think about all the things that I want to do with my children before they are grown, I realize how little time I have left with them. It makes me so very sad. These little people that I thought I would get to enjoy forever are very quickly becoming their own people. With their own styles, personalities, and opinions. They are all quick witted, and have a knack for sarcasm....wonder where that comes from ;) They all find toilet humor to the be hilarious, they love their pets, and their family. They even still enjoy watching their Mom act like a goofball when she gets excited about something.
As similar as they all are, their differences are becoming more distinct as they grow. Cameron is an old soul, wise beyond his years. He looks out for his friends and encourages them to make good decisions. He is genuinely a good dude. Seth is outgoing, athletic, and thoughtful. He is a visual learner (being hearing impaired has helped that), and wants to be just like his Dad. Alayna is a crazy combination of all of that. She is thoughtful, and sensitive. She is crafty, and she likes to do whatever the boys are doing.
I wish I could keep them this way forever. And yet...I can't wait to see what they do next. Even though our schedules are crazy and I don't spend as much time with my monsters as I'd like, I have to learn to savor the little moments. It seems as though there will be too few. -K