Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Banquet

K and his friend Y at a Christmas Banquet
My how the time flies... look at our little man there... at some fancy dress up diner for a Christmas Banquet!  With a girl non-the-less!  Ye'sir, K and his little friend there had a lovely time a formal banquet for diner.  I'm not sure I'm ready for K to be getting all grown up.  I mean I KNEW it was going to happen some day... that he would want to start to spread his wings and fly.  To grow up and turn into his own person.  No longer to be our little baby (he will ALWAYS be our Baby... he might not think so though).

Even though we prepare for our children to grow up, and to move on in life... (good parents prepare their children to grow up and move on) it is never easy to come to the realization that today, my baby needs me maybe just a little bit less than yesterday.

So how is it that we are caught of guard, and surprised, maybe even a little saddened when our children grow and mature...

I think, at least for me, it is the realization that I have 1 day less today to spend with my child than I had yesterday.  And 1 less opportunity to tell them how amazing and wonderful they truly are.  How proud I am of them.  How much they amaze me in every way.

But most importantly... ONE less day to EMBARRASS them!

阿姨Deborah (via Skype from China): So, how was your guys Christmas?
Kids:  Good!  We got lots of stuff!
阿姨:  Yea?  Like what?
阿姨:  Hey cool!  Thats just like my camera!
K:  And I got Lord Of the Rings Super Duper Long Extended Version!
阿姨:  Awesome!
Ping:  'nd we got barbie house bigger en me!
G:  But not me, I'm taller than the house.
阿姨:  Nice.  And did you guys do anything special?
Me:  Well, K went to a fancy Christmas Banquet.  With a GIRL!
K:  WHAaaaaat?!!  Daaaaaaaad...
阿姨:  Yea?  A girl?
Me:  Uh-huh.  You should ask him if she was pretty.
阿姨:  Oh?  Was she pretty?
K:  WHAT?!  WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME?!  I don't know!  Shes a friend!
Me:  Uh-huh.  Well she WAS very pretty.  She had a beautiful dress.  Oh, and ask K what he wore!
阿姨:  *laughing*  So what did you wear K?
K:  I don't know.  *laughing and turning quite red*
Me:  He had a nice pair of jeans, and a new black shirt that he bought just for the diner!  He even took a shower!
K:  Mom MADE me buy a new shirt!  And she made me take a shower too.  I didn't want to.
Me:  Yes, it is all moms fault.  I mean, why would you want to be clean.
K:  I'm leaving now.
阿姨:  Bye.  Say hi to your friend for me!
*K leaves*
阿姨:  He was SO embarrassed!  
Me:  Yea, it's about the only perk to being a parent... being able to embarrass our children. 


1 comment:

  1. and now you understand why you will always be 'the kids' to me!!
    Love you both, Mom & Paul