Now On To The Crazy Eights


Boy do I have so much I want to talk about. Sometimes though its best to stay quiet until things pan out the way they are supposed to instead of jumping in with speculations and spilling all your hopes and dreams out for the world to ridicule. Not that my readers would be doing any ridiculing. ūüėČ 

Life has been unusually strange and busy and I’m hoping for a few weeks of norm before things get crazy again. As a blogger, I tend to also be a sharer. I want my readers to know what’s going on with me, but I also understand the value in just letting things be sometimes and sharing the important details as they happen.

One subject I can talk about on here though are things going on with my son. I now have an 8-year-old boy! That just seems weird. Each new age seems impossible and strange. Eight seems so old. It’s two years away from double digits! Two years away from having a preteen. I can’t even handle the sarcastic sevens, and now I’m going to have to deal with the crazy eights and soon “preteen-dom”. My mind can’t wrap around that yet, especially since the memories of this child running around in cloth diapers yelling “dadda” when I’ve begged and pleaded for him to say “mamma” are still vivid.

While we planned on having a larger celebration for this kiddo, things didn’t pan out in that direction, but we are extremely grateful that we got to see this woman last Wednesday and since we knew she would once again miss a birthday since she lives states away, we did an early birthday celebration with her before she headed back to California.

 It was really important that we did something. That we made some kind of memory that would make it into the yearly birthday video collage. So a sweet red velvet cake and blowing out candles so she could give some gifts and see them opened right there in front of her instead of getting a video over the phone later, was a great way to spend this way too short of a visit. 

Hoping to Make More Memories in the future! 

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12 thoughts on “Now On To The Crazy Eights

  1. My grandkids live far away so when I visit and there is a birthday I try to be there. Sometimes they will celebrate early so I can be part of the celebration.

  2. Kids sure do grow up fast! I love how you create yearly birthday video collages, great way to keep the memories alive down the road!

  3. I love spending time with my family, we do what we can to make each time memories. I know things don’t always go as planned but the most important part is to visit when you can!

  4. My mom lives in Mass and we are in Chicago, so she comes about twice a year on Amtrak. That cake looks delish and it looks like you had some awesome family time. I think the next time my Mom comes down is the 4th of July and she was here at Christmas.

  5. I think Lisa Simpson handles being perpetually eight years old quite gracefully (ha ha). I don’t remember much about being eight, except that my primary interests were Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel, coloring with crayons, and Barbie. It is a fun age. You’re still discovering a lot of new things.

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