7th Heaven

DaGoddess @ 04:00

Or will it be hell? So far, LD is looking forward to starting 7th grade next week. I’m reserving judgment until his first round of homework, which will be even tougher this year.

We got him registered yesterday, had his ID photo done (we skipped school photos because, frankly, they suck and he was barely awake), and picked up his textbooks already.

It’s hard to believe he’ll be 13 in about a month and a half, that he’s starting 7th grade, or that he’s still wonderfully sweet much of the time. (Just yesterday afternoon, he was running around with neighbor kids who are about 3 or 4, giving them piggyback rides, playing games, etc.)

How do kids grow up so quickly? It wasn’t all that long ago, it seems, that he was in diapers, eating pureed food, barely talking. Where does the time go?


  1. Much luck to LD in the 7th grade! I wish lots of wonderful things for him, this year and always. :hug:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/08/14 @ 04:43

  2. Doesn’t it seem like every year we stand at this place and gasp at how quickly the prior year[s] have passed? I don’t know where the time goes, but it goes TOO fast!

    Good luck to LD! Good luck to Mom too!

    Comment by Chris — 2009/08/14 @ 07:12

  3. Kids grow WAY to fast. Been there, doing it again. Diapers, first day of school. Then they’re in JR High (shudders), driving and graduating. In the mean time you’re standing their wondering what the hell just happened.

    Comment by Retired Navy CPO — 2009/08/14 @ 08:18

  4. And isn’t it amazing how much they change? I hadn’t seen Alan’s kids in about a year (we live in SoCal, and they in NoCal), and they seemed like totally different people. So adult~like for being only 14 and 16. I can’t believe they are the same kids I met when they were only 4 and 6.

    Good luck to you. I’m sure you’re going to have a handful with a handsome boy like you’ve got!

    Comment by DogsDontPurr — 2009/08/14 @ 13:05

  5. Good luck to him as he moves up the education system – I hope everything comes together for you both this year.

    Comment by The Gray Monk — 2009/08/14 @ 15:26

  6. Hang in there! I love watching my (almost) 14 year old grow. :heart:

    Comment by JihadGene — 2009/08/15 @ 14:21

  7. Sigh. There’s just so much going on at this age. I only know about it from the girl’s perspective, so learning to deal with a boy this age has definitely been an eye-opener. Of course, LD’s such a little sweetie pie, I don’t know that it’s a true test of what boys can be like. (If he reads this comment, I’m toast!)

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/08/15 @ 16:48

  8. Age 13??? That’s really the time for changes for a boy. I’m not talking about puberty. I’m talking about how they open their eyes to the rest of the world and don’t know how the hell to handle it. Which makes them do stupid (most of the time amusing, sometimes frustrating) things.

    Comment by Mrs. Who — 2009/08/15 @ 21:15

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