September Use Your Words

use your words

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.

I’m using: back to school ~ books ~ uniforms ~ pep rally ~ football

They were submitted by: 

Going to apologize in advance if it’s all disconnected…this was a tough one for me. My emotions kept getting in the way. 

AJ has started 1st grade, back to school another year old.. Yes, my sweet little boy, who I never tought would be potty trained is now a first grader. I swear he had a growth spurt the other night and is growing right before my eyes. It seems like only yesterday he was starting his first day of kindergarten. I blinked and now he’s in first grade. I’m afraid if I blink again he’ll be in middle school.

I wonder will the little boy who would cuddle in my arms as I read him bookstell me in teenage angst that he needs space as he locks himself in his room. Will he want to walk to school and back home with his friends? Will he want his mother to hug and kiss him or will that be embarrassing?

It may seem like it’s a ways off, but as parents we know it all passes too fast. I want to bottle up every moment with him and play it on demand each time I choose. All too soon he’ll be outgrowing his size 6/7 clothes when it only seems like yesterday his preemie outfits were too big for him.

I fear that my hugs and kisses will no longer be wanted. I hope he knows I need those hugs and kisses as much as he does.

Will he continue with karate? Will he need more uniforms as he outgrows his smaller ones? Will he make it to a black belt or higher? Will he rock at theater camp and continue performing and singing or will it just be a fad? Will he decide to participate in soccer or football? Will he still be friends with the kids he met at daycare and kindergarten? Will they be good friends, supporting each other and making smart choices? Avoiding peer pressure? Will he walk home and tell me all about the pep rally? His first date? His first love? His first broken heart? His soul mate?

I know the journey will be amazing and it’s better to wait for the answers. I just hope he’ll always need me.

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


September Use Your Words — 25 Comments

  1. I remember these days so well! I miss mine who are all grown up and starting their own families. These days I am watching my twin grandchildren who are already 10 months old grow like weeds from the 2lbs when they were born 21/2 months early. I would have never thought we would be here today. Savor each moment, but don’t mourn for the future. The trick is to enjoy each and every moment you have! Good luck and terrific job on this month’s challenge!

  2. OK, so I have been brave about Colin starting 2nd grade, but your post makes me tear up as well. His birthday is coming up next week, and looking at this big boy he is today makes you wonder where the time went.

    I guess we do have to enjoy the shared moments, maintain a strong connection and above all have faith – and let go. Your Mom somehow managed. right?

  3. Awww. Boys always need their moms, even when they insist they don’t. At some point it will change from complete dependence to a sweeter, more mature dependence. But he will always need you. Hugs as you start the new school year!

  4. Awww found you today at sitsblogging. I was stopping in to show support. I know exactly how your feeling. I now at my young age ( just turned 40) have a almost 21 year old and 16 year old! It seems they need me even more now than ever. They will always need you momma! 🙂 Just tweeted your post 🙂

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