It seems like only yesterday my oldest son was sleeping peacefully in his crib, wearing footie pajamas.
But clearly more time has passed because last week, THIS happened. . .
It was a real eye opener for me.
The time has clearly flown by. I thought I had forever to raise this little baby into a man and now I blink and he’s turned into someone I’m proud to call my son.
Hard to believe.
It makes me want to go up to parents of young children and tell them, “Cherish this time. It goes by SO FAST.”
Unlike some parents, I do not feel the slightest bit of reluctance to see my baby fly the nest.
Instead, I feel like flinging my arms open wide and urging him to “Go! Spread your wings!”
In other words, “PAY YOUR BILLS!”
Yes folks, I kinda feel happy to pass all those bills from me to him – the telephone, the car insurance, the lunch money, etc.
Maybe I’d feel differently if I had a daughter.
Maybe I’d feel more protective.
I literally handed my son $500 and two boxes of condoms and said, “Adios love bug! Do me proud.”