Yesterday, with the whole van situation, I was home for most of the day. So, I picked Logan up from the sitter's house before lunch. When we got home, I made him his "peanut butter and jelly sandwich with no jelly" - that's Logan Speak for a peanut butter sandwich (LOL - if you know Logan, you know that's exactly how he says it, too!). After he was done, he came into the living room and told me he was ready for his nap. As I was setting my laptop down to help him get into bed, he stopped me and said: "Mommy, I can do my covers all by myself". Then he gave me a kiss, went into his room, got into his bed, tucked himself in and went to sleep all by himself. Like I didn't even leave the living room!!! It was SO bittersweet! On one hand - it's so great to see that he is independant enough to do things like that himself, but on the other.... he's never "not" needed me to tuck him in for his nap when we're home. Bittersweet for sure.
And then last night, when Rick and I were picking the boys up from my mom's house (she watched them while we towed the van home), I got an overwhelming urge to check Joshua's mouth. I was just thinking he's getting to the age where he's going to start losing his teeth. As I was looking in his mouth, I saw a space between two of his bottom teeth that isn't usually there. I checked the teeth around the space, and sure enough - he has his very first loose tooth!!!!!!
I sit here today wishing for a pause button. I'm not sure HOW my babies have suddenly gotten big enough for things like tucking themselves in and loose teeth, but they have! And it's a little sad for me! I'm sure all parents go through this, but the feeling of "whoa" is just overwhelming today.