Wednesday, 5 September 2012
My Baby...yes I'll call you that till I die, get over it.
So today my baby is off to high school. Even typing those letters causes my stomach to knot up and a lump to work it's way into my throat. Yes, Gavin is now officially a teenager and going to high school. How the fuck did that happen? I mean, seriously??!! Excuse the language so early in the morning but I think when one of your spawns that you expelled through your loins....forever leaving things in such a way that they never return from.....decides to become a fucking teenager and go off to high school....well, such language is a fucking must. I want to say it just seems like yesterday and he was a baby....but it didn't really. Things have been pretty busy since then. But he's kind of been in a perpetual state of like, 8 or 9 to me. Gavin was always a super bright, funny kid. Right from the get go, we knew he had brains. His dad would come home from work and get out a notebook and mark down all the new things Gavin was doing....his little brag book...asking all the while "do you think other kids are doing this yet? Probably just Gavin!" to which I'd nod politely and agree....mostly because his dad was a bit of an egotistical moron at times (love you Kev) and it was just easier to agree, but I did know that Gavin was going to really be something special. And yes, of course all parents say that about their kids, is what you are thinking right now. But no! No, that's not true. Take Lenny for example....our third baby boy....I am the first person to admit that that kid isn't the brightest light in the room! Now now, don't get all up in a huff! I can hear my sister now "Shannnnnnnnon!", but it's true. I mean, this kid has more personality then any grown person I've met, never mind 2 almost 3 year old, but sheesh, he's lacking a bit in the smarts. Take for example, gravity. Yes, a little difficult to figure out? Gravity is forever Lenny's worst enemy. He regularly throws things up into the air, hard as can be.....metal things, trucks, books, toys......only to watch them fall right back down again and smash into his face. Note the word "regularly"....and he's just as shocked and surprised every time that this item has caused him pain. Yet, one day in the not so far away future, he will do it again...and again. And maybe by the time he's 5, he will learn NOT to do it....but we'll see! Just like flapping his little arms....Lenny, it doesn't matter how hard you flap those suckers, they will not carry you from your perch on the coffee table to the couch when you launch yourself towards it face first. Then there's our middle kid, brains galore! Yet, we only get glimpses of the genius inside....usually sandwiched between two demonic acts.....hey mom! Sacrificed the neighbours cat! Oh and I figured out how to read Latin.......DROVE THE CAR INTO THE POOL!!! So we don't always notice his smarts so much. But Gavin and I have always had a bit of a "different" relationship, and I think it's because it was just him and I for a bit after me and his dad split up. That mixed with the fact that even at 2 years of age, I could sit and hold a completely intellectual conversation with him. I had a friend comment one time that we're more like siblings sometimes, which I suppose is probably true. I trust him and know that he's developing into a decent, lovely, polite, smart human being. So high school shouldn't be so scary. For the others, I pushed three boys into this world, the least I can do is hope for two of them to become decent men.....right? I mean, I'm sure Kohen will get his fair share of fan mail from those creeper women who love writing letters to prison inmates! Haha kidding (?)!