One of those landmark moments. Just had to write it down.
So I took Goosh for a walk last evening. For the most part, he chose to sit comfi and enjoy the ride – perched on my shoulder. (Yeah, he can walk now.. he can even run and mostly does. But he chose just to sit back and enjoy for a change) Near the kiddie play area, I let him down and prompted him to walk. He stood stock still, looking at me, a funny expression on his face. I walked a few steps ahead and called out to him. He froze even more – if that’s possible. Then suddenly, out shot a hand, he waved and shouted a hurried “bye” at me, and ran off in the opposite direction!!!! Gurgling with delight!!!!! The little imp!!@!@!
A very simple moment. And yet…
When did my little baby grow up so much!?@ To run off – without Mamma!!! To think, and plan, and execute that little act of defiance, of asserting his independence. To want to be, in the big-bad-world, on his own.. without his mamma……Waiiiiiiinnnnnnn…….. yeah, that’s me howling.