A Whirlwind Week

My son is officially a toddler. I say that because this past week he has transformed from speed-crawling and cruising to full-fledged walking in a matter of a few days. It’s quite entertaining when we watch him take off in his little drunk-man walk. He has spanned from merely half the floor space in his bedroom, to the upstairs hallways, to the full length of the family room/kitchen/dining room combo downstairs.

It’s amazing how it all happened so fast, this transformation of Miguel. He’s developed such an independence that half excites and half scares me. Last week alone, he didn’t mind us scooping him up from the floor after a good cruising session, and today, if I even gestured trying to pick him up off the floor, he refuses, as if to say, “I can do it Mamma. Just let me walk and explore some more.”

I guess such is the life of a parent. It’s a never-ending push and pull of holding on and letting go, a continuous cycle of keeping them close and, thus, safe, and then letting them loose and free to learn about the world. I knew this feeling would come some day. It’s inevitable. I just didn’t realize I’d be facing it so soon.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MARIA TERESA MONTEMAYOR
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 01:18:15

    enjoy miguel while he’s still young. once he starts growing up and have friends, you’d barely see him at home. ūüėÄ

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  2. newmamma
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 01:47:31

    Thanks for the comment, Ate Monti! He’s growing up so fast…we are enjoying every bit of him being a little one!

    Reply

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