You are officially a teenager. Actually, you have been one for a little over a week now… I’m late in posting.
I swear that if you sit still I can literally watch you grow. You love that you’re taller than me – than your older sister – than your oldest cousin… Just waiting to outgrow Daddy now. And it’s close… maybe 3/4 of an inch? You’re still all arms and legs but those arms have some muscle definition. And don’t get me started on that caterpillar on your upper lip. When did I saw it was okay to start growing facial hair?!
You also have a man voice. I love to tease you by quoting whatever you just said and then adding, “…he said in his man voice.” It’s such a weird thing to hear this deep voice coming out of your mouth.
You aren’t so quick to jump out of bed any more. You still wake up pretty early but now you snuggle down into your blankets and moan and grumble before finally getting out of bed. And once you’re up you start eating. and eating. and eating. I’m pretty sure you don’t stop until you fall back into bed at night. I fear this is just the beginning…
You played three sports this year; flag football, soccer, and basketball. It was fun to watch you play in all three but I have to say that basketball was my favorite. You just came alive. You were aggressive, you thought out your moves, you rebounded…. and you hesitated. You would get the ball with a clear, open shot but, instead, you would pass it; not sure of yourself. Since Daddy and I were your coaches this year we really harped on you to take those shots. Bam! Three pointer! You said that next year you want to be “the Cedric” of sports. Cedric is naturally good at any sport and is the team leader. I’m excited that you’ve challenged yourself to fill his role.
Still no interest in girls – although they are all making goo-goo eyes at you. I’m glad you haven’t shown any serious interest yet. Too much drama. That’s fine… take your time.
You continue to be well mannered and polite. At least to everyone that isn’t your sibling. You love to taunt and tease your sisters. One of these days they are going to figure out how to gang up on you and then you’ll be in trouble.
I’m proud of who you are and I can’t wait to see how you grow and change in this first year of teens.
I love you!