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Give me the child until seven…

Boy at 10 months and at 7

and I will show you the man. If you remember I did a similar post when my jolly monkey turned 7. Well the little one turns 7 today and thanks to this Jesuit motto it’s been looming on the horizon like some kind of use by date for me to get all my influence in before he becomes hard coded into the man. I don’t devote any space to my little men on this blog and I do this on purpose but this day, the 7th birthday, is my one exception.

My little one was a very serious baby, he studied us and the world around him like he knew the way of the world and we were clueless. We found ourselves thinking that he’d been here before. He was not a difficult baby, a bad sleeper or any trouble. He’s my cuddly one and still loves to snuggle at any opportunity. Here’s what I know, he’s got an inner sensitivity to his surroundings, he’ll stop to watch ants, pat a cat, give me a cuddle if he thinks I’m feeling sad. He gets excited by my new fabric purchases, he’s aware of changes and he pays compliments. He’s a man of few words and my brother summed it by saying he says so much in expression. The boy has turned into a truly funny kid, with a quick wit and strange sense of humour although he doesn’t laugh out loud very often. The bottom photo is him attempting his cackling witch impersonation because he only had one front tooth. He loves dancing and music.

To me he is somewhat of an enigma and the cyclist’s and my resounding question each week is ‘where did he come from?’. I have such a strange yearning in my core that wants to know what the world holds for him and at the same time I never want him to grow out of his eccentricities, like the random collections (rocks mostly), the way he assembles items on his toy box and his little drawings that appear all over the house. Here’s what I also know, he’s curious, smart and opens doors for women – I think the man will be just fine!

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6 Responses to Give me the child until seven…

  1. Catherine Bedson February 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    What a joy, isn’t it beautiful watching our children grow up and evolve, what a beautiful boy. Yes the man is going to be more than fine. Love the two photos and the graphic design.

    • Libby February 10, 2012 at 9:06 am #

      Yes every age has it’s joy and sorrows I think. I chose the photo at 10 months because I think that’s my favourite age but then they are becoming so independent now that I also enjoy that.

  2. misssrobin February 10, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    The first picture is adorable. But the second picture — wow! So much individuality. So much personality.

    What an incredible young man you describe. You are blessed. Happy birthday to your little man. Thanks for sharing him this day.
    misssrobin recently posted..A Month of Kindness

    • Libby February 10, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      Thanks Miss Robin. I’ll give him your birthday wishes.

  3. Brandi February 10, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Ohmigosh, he’s flipping adorable!! Look at those baby cheeks!

    He sounds a lot like my niece – as a baby, she was on the quiet side, very intently watching everything around her. What a joy your kids must bring to you, Libby!
    Brandi recently posted..Mental vacation

    • Libby February 10, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      They really are a lot of joy. Although on the days when I have to drag him out of bed for school or circle the house 300 times looking for shoes I start to wonder!

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