10 years of "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite. Love you"
So our little man is now 10, he sleeps in regularly, makes his own breakfast and has started to wear deodorant. His bedroom is slowly turning into a pigsty and his feet stink. He likes me to kiss him in the car so no one can see before he walks into his dance class all by himself. He rides his scooter so fast down the jumps at the skate bowl that I just pretend that I am watching and tell him he has done a great job because I can't bare to watch in case my little boy falls. He packed his beloved teddy in his pillow case to take on camp this year just in case he needed him in the night, this made me laugh and cry at the same time, so big but yet so small. Old enough now to ride to the shop all by himself to buy me a bunch of roses just because he loves me but not quite old enough yet to ride all the way to school by himself each day. He surfs and swims out the back now behind where the waves break, it only seems like yesterday when he was happy to play in the shallow at my feet and be chased by Dad up the beach.
So, 10 years, sounds like a while, but really it has passed in a heart beat, it seems like only yesterday I found a cowrie shell on the beach while out for a walk one morning with my husband and a dear friend, it was the morning we found out we where pregnant with our little boy who we named Benton, our little boy who is now 10.
Happy birthday little man, you will always be my little man to me.
As part of his birthday gift I designed an album with memories of these very special 10 years.