Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Little man day

Today is the little mans birthday. Kyle turns 10 today. It is a fact of which I have to keep reminding myself. He is so smart. He absorbs information. He has already decided he plans to be a scientist and marine biologist. He wants to work at the bottom of the ocean and in outer space. I have little doubt that he could do either.

However, every now and then, he is purely 10 year old. He comes off with the most outrageous of hypotheses. He fills the room with the strangest ideas. It takes me a minute to remember that, for all his smarts, he is still just a 10 year old kid. He has the maturity level of a 10 year old, in my opinion. His knowledge and smarts sometimes make him appear much older, but he isn't. He still loves to annoy his sister. He is still all about the birthday presents. He is still learning about responsibility for his actions. He is still struggling with the age old homework question. Do I finish my homework or go outside to play?

He still requires reassurances of love and caring. He still needs hugs and kisses. He still feels the need to tell you several times a day that he loves you. He will, left on his own, forget baths and bedtimes. He will eat the wrong things. (He is learning to cook, with assistance.)

Still, for all his smarts, for all his knowledge, he is still a much loved 10 year old boy. He needn't hurry and grow up. He needs to enjoy that part of life that will help mold and shape who he is yet to become.

God grant me the strength and wisdom to guide him right.
Happy Birthday, Kyle.
I love ya, little man.

1 comment:

TammyJ said...

You made me cry.. I love you for being such a great dad.. among so many reasons I love you