Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The marching of time

Over a week has gone by since my last post, I did not mean for the time to go by so fast, but it did.

Twelve years went by just as quickly.

In the blink of an eye.

How can it be that he no longer crawls into my lap and falls asleep,
Or makes those baby gurgles and giggles?
Why am I no longer the very centre of his world,
why does he no longer like to have raspberries blown upon his tummy?

Where did that chubby tummy go?

This tall and lanky gorgeous boy of mine has just turned 12 years old, he makes me laugh, he makes me mad, he educates me, he makes me whole. Happy Birthday Dylan.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

gosh - i bet all we mums have gone a bit tearful! lovely - happy birthday dylan! anne smith

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 3:57:00 pm  
Blogger Robin said...

*hug* It does go too fast. It's beautiful and heart rending all at once.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:01:00 pm  
Blogger Cornflower said...

Yes, how time flies. Happy birthday, Dylan!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:27:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

Top 'tache - and I love that last photo. Very precious, these half grown menfolk.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:29:00 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

But he has grown a marvellous moustache. Enjoy him as he grows into his teens -I find teenage boys to be endlessly entertaining.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:32:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

Soon, soon, he'll be wearing one of those mustaches for real :)

Treasure each moment as it comes. I do love my adult boys now--they're so...grown up.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Annie said...

Happy Birthday Dylan :)

Enjoy every day of their childhoods ... they are over so very quickly. My youngest has turned 20, but the long ago days of raspberry blowing on his tum still feel like yesterday. It's an odd thing, time!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 4:54:00 pm  
Blogger Caroline Saunders said...

Gosh, you brought a tear to my eye! Wise words. You reminded me that i am so lucky to have a 4 year old and a 1 year old (even if they drive me crazy half the time!) - the whole adolescent thing fills me with trepidation! I will be thinking of your words over the next few weeks of summer hols when my temper is frayed. Dylan looks gorgeous. Congratulations. xxx

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:17:00 pm  
OpenID frayedattheedge said...

My son will be 33 next month, but he is still my baby ...... although I don't think he would appreciate rasberries on his tummy these days!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Dylan!
They do grow way too fast. It's something you often hear but don't believe when they are babies and you are exhausted but it's too true.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 6:34:00 pm  
Blogger Cyb√®le said...

O but Rebecca, doesn't it just get better and better? You think it can't get any better than it is now and then you notice they've grown up a bit more and are even more fun than they were before. I love it.
Happy birthday Dylan!

Thursday, August 04, 2011 9:46:00 am  
OpenID skybluepinkish said...

My two youngest turned 13 last week and when I referred to them as my babies they pointed out they were no longer babies. I replied they all would always be my babies. One of them thought for a moment and then asked if I was Grandma's baby. I replied, Oh yes and always will be.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 12:32:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

What a sweet post. Happy Birthday Dylan! Just wait until he brings a girl home -- that's the real heartbreaker -- even when you love her a LOT!

Thursday, August 04, 2011 9:59:00 pm  
Blogger Miss Prudence said...

bittersweet isn't it? I am going through 12 too.

but oh aren't they lovely and i think we can allow ourselves a little pat on the back yes?

Friday, August 05, 2011 8:27:00 am  
Blogger rachel said...


Happy birthday Dylan - only 12 and able to produce such a magnificent moustache! Well done!

Sunday, August 07, 2011 6:02:00 pm  
Blogger Pomona said...

Wait until he's 21 - that really makes the heart ache! My baby is 12, and I agree, it just goes in a trice - the good things is that the children really do become even more your friends as they get older, but losing those cuddly little babies is so sad . . .

Love the Atishoo! case - it came in very handy last week, for reasons I will not go into!

Pomona x

Monday, August 08, 2011 3:12:00 pm  
Blogger Nimblefingerssteadyeyebrows said...

I love that top mustache photo! Happy Birthday


Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:14:00 pm  
Blogger Yarny Days said...

Oh, what cute pictures! Love your little man's moush!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:05:00 pm  
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