this morning i awoke to a very curious (almost) 14 month-old and a very loud and bouncy 4 year old. as the 4 year old kept standing up on my pillow and throwing himself backwards on the bed i was aware of just how long and lean and BIG he is getting. i marvel at this from time to time when i catch a glimpse of how much growing up he's actually doing but it still surprises me everytime.
in my sleepy, reminiscent state i told pea that he wasn't supposed to keep growing. he was supposed to be my baby forever.
his reply was, "i will always be your baby. even when i'm a teenager and even when i'm a done-up."