I've heard 100 people, if I've heard 1, say that there are days, every once in a while, that you look at your child and they all of a sudden look older. As if they've aged over night. (or while you were at work, in this case)
Today was one of those days.
I left for work, and Nolan was in his PJs, hair all messy (as much as that feathery light hair of his can be) and covered in yogurt from his breakfast. And when I came home, he looked like this:
And I couldn't help but think that somehow, in the 9 hours I was gone, that he'd grown up a little bit. And that made me sad.
It also makes me a little bit excited to know that he's learning so much so quickly!
We got a wonderful little care package yesterday from Ben's older sister Tiffany and her family. I don't know if she knew it, but this was a good week for that in our house. It's been a rough week. Especially for me. So the appearance of a box of Peppermint Joe Joes and a mini-Wii remote that holds candy for Nolan was a wonderful little ray of sunshine in a pretty stressful day yesterday (Thank you, Tiff)
When Nolan and I opened the package together, he pulled out the toy and he exclaimed, very loudly, "WHEEEEE"!!! As if he knew EXACTLY what the remote was.
In reality, he does that whenever he gets excited about something. But earlier in the day, we had opened a book of animals, and he had seen a boa constrictor, and with no prompting from me, he had hissed. . .
And it amazed me! My little boy's head is absorbing constantly! He's learning all the time. I have so much to do to make sure I'm teaching him everything I can while he's so little and can learn so easily.
It's a lot of pressure. . .
But it's a lot of fun too.