6.23.2010

Another Growth Spurt


There are two sure signs that my boy is about to have a growth spurt.

1) He begins to eat an alarming amount of food. For example, the other morning the boy ate 2 fried eggs, 3 pieces of french toast, 2 cups of yogurt, a fruit smoothie, and half a bagel. Can you imagine eating that much food in one sitting?

It makes my stomach ache just thinking about it.

2) He gets incredibly sleepy. The boy will go to bed early, sleep in late and still wake up tired and cranky. In short, he turns into a precious ray of sunshine... A spreader of joy and cheer wherever he goes.

Thankfully this phase is usually short-lived.

After a few days of eating and sleeping, my boy begins to grow. And grow he does... like a weed. At times it seems like I can literally see him growing.

In the past two weeks, my boy has outgrown all but one pair of his pants and the majority of his shoes. Thankfully, the boy had a stash of bigger pants hanging in the back of his closet. Not that he actually needs pants right now. With the temperatures in the upper 90's, we are all trying to wear as few clothes as possible.

As for the shoes, the boy needed some new flip flops and pair of tennis shoes. For the first time, we had to do our shopping in the men's department. No more kiddie shoes for us.

I was shocked by the higher price tag... Men's shoes are expensive.
The boy, however, was excited about the expanded selection of shoes that will now fit his man feet. After a little debate, he settled on a great pair of Pumas.

As my boy was standing there in the store, wearing slouchy jeans, a button-up shirt, and his new shoes, he looked strangely like a college kid. With increasing frequency I can see glimpses of the man that will soon begin to appear.

It is truly amazing watching him grow up.

1 comment(s). Leave yours!:

gretchen from lifenut said... Best Blogger Tips

I feel your pain with men's shoes sticker shock. Ryley has to get his shoes from the men's department. I got a little teary when I paid for them the first time, and not only because he is getting so big.

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