First of all, my youngest child turns 6 years old today. Looking back at old photos, seeing him grow up so fast through my Facebook memories brought me to tears. It made me realize that since I had my hysterectomy, I’ll never have a baby again and his precious tiny little body has now grown into a little boy who makes me laugh and has a personality, but nonetheless, is no longer the baby I once held. I guess that’s part of the reason I got a puppy. It’s called no-long-having-a-baby syndrome.
Getting a Puppy
The day I got the puppy, it was a completely unplanned event. I saw that the pet store had cocker spaniels, and asked to hold one. I fell in love instantly, and my little boy, my now 6-year-old boy, said we had to get him. I agreed. It’s probably one of the stupidest decisions I’ve made ever, because it was based in irrationality. That said, I don’t regret him for a moment. I mean, just look at him.
And the boys love him
Our puppy, named Max, has become a part of our family. He’s not just a pretty face, but playful, sweet, and the kids love him.
On My Son’s 6th Birthday
What I posted on Facebook was succinct but meaningful enough. I posted, “Happy 6th Birthday to one of the sweetest, most insightful little guys I’ve ever known. I knew from the minute I looked at your sweet face that you were someone special and we’re so happy to have you in our lives. I love you, buddy. Never stop being you.”
It’s crazy how fast he’s grown up, but I couldn’t be prouder of who he’s growing up to become.
Look at him grow!
A Puppy and a 6-Year-Old
And so, there you have it. I’ve got a puppy and a six-year-old. And my puppy and my six-year-old are like BFFs, which is also cool. I’ll leave you with a cute puppy picture to wrap this up. Don’t be too jealous. I know he’ adorable.