…are getting your school pictures taken. And while I wrote out a check in order to purchase a package, I thought I’d better get some shots of my own since I’m not too in love with the photos that come back from the photographer that snaps school picture shots.
I thought you looked absolutely handsome today. Even your dad exclaimed how much you looked like a little man when he walked through the door from work. You seemed to really like the style as well. Something different, I suppose, than the standard tee-shirt, jeans and sweatshirt that you customarily pick out for school. I also suppose that this different “look” that you were sportin’ today caused you to actually sit in front of the camera for me.
As I looked through the shots I got this morning I started to realize that you are, in fact, a big boy. Very independent, very opinionated, very sweet… I marvel at how you rationalize things and come up with convincing arguments to even the simplest of discussions we have. You are certainly very bright and witty, too. And while all of these traits are evidence that you are growing up, I still love the fact that you cuddle and give out “huggies” and are very much my little boy — as you love to point out when you know you are in trouble.
So, as I sent you off to school this morning, all daper ready to get your pictures snapped by someone other than me, I thought about all the characteristics that you are developing as a big boy and totally cherished even more the little boy that you are always going to be to your momma.
Lastly, I hoped that you would give your best movie star smile this morning and not stick out your tounge and issue a zerbert at the photographer…as you most of the time do for me : ).