November 15, 2011

How do you go from *this* to *that* overnight??


It was only yesterday he was this small.....

And discovering just HOW much fun toilet paper can be!*
 So really?  How do you go from *this*

Yeah....he looks SO contrite here.
To *this* OVERNIGHT?

Why yes, that IS the standard "Senior" shot.  So shoot me. I *do* like the classics.

Look at him!  He's definitely NOT as interested in toilet paper here.

I'm thinking that the space/time continuum surely has a defect....because there is NO way this happens overnight.  NO WAY!

This kind of transformation takes years and years and years!  And I swear to you, he's only been in our lives for such a short time.

Too short to let him go.  Too short to send him out into the world.  All alone.  Without having us here to cushion any hard lumps he might take.  Without us here to make sure he eats properly.  Far too short to ensure that he can take care of himself.

So yeah.  I'm still looking around for my baby boy....surely he's around here somewhere......maybe hidden under the toilet paper....

*Fun fact: I had those first two pictures enlarged and located in my "public" bathroom for all the world to see; because I love them so.  And yeah, they will be the first thing to greet you when you come to visit and "have to visit the facilities" because I'm sure they will make you smile as much as they make me smile.    


  1. Oh how I love those first two pictures!!! And I love even more that you have them framed in your guest bathroom.

    What a handsome young man he has turned into. (And honestly? They aren't ready to be out on their own at 18 years old. I don't know who orginally thought 18 year old boys were ready for college and adult responsibilities, but they were wrong. Very wrong.)

  2. How absolutely adorable! I'm still asking myself the same thing... how did this happen with my kids and now the grandkids. They grow up SO FAST!

  3. He is so handsome. I can't believe he is all grown up : (. I am glad you get to be his Mommy.

  4. Great pictures! I keep telling my kid to not grow up, but like most kids, he blatantly refuses to listen to me.

    A quote about parenthood that has always stayed with me: The days are long, but the years are short.

  5. Oh bless him, what a lovely young man he has grown into. Mine are still at the unravelling the toilet paper stage. I need to hold onto every minute if it's going to go by that fast x

  6. That rift in the space time continuum is over here in my part of the universe, too. Wha... where am I? Or maybe the right thing to say is When am I? :-)

  7. Oh, I know. I know. I know.

    My youngest son is coming home from college soon. He's not going to know what hit him when Mama starts hugging him.

  8. Oh, I know. I know. I know.

    My youngest son is coming home from college soon. He's not going to know what hit him when Mama starts hugging him.

  9. Won't he be playing with toilet roll soon a la college pranks! (Note : I may just have watched one too many American frat films!)

    He looks gorgeous - a catch for any lucky person!


  10. Oh I don't know, but you did good Mama!! He's a beautiful boy inside and out yes?? yeah you!

  11. Cute baby pics, Gigi.

    And he looks exactly the same! Except much more chic in that tux.

    I'm sure he'll do just fine.

  12. What a handsome boy he is!

    If only we could pick up our sons as they were when they were little, squeeze them, one more time...


  13. Be still my heart! My kid looks just like the one in the first two pictures... surely it'll be forEVER before he looks like the one in the second two pictures!

  14. Love the pics of him in the bathroom playing with the toilet paper! So cute!