I’m anxious to hold on to my boys as long as possible, but if we could by-pass this whole growing pain/growing stumbles thing, I would greatly appreciate it.
Oldman is a bean pole whose feet and legs won’t stop growing. I bought him 2 pairs of jeans and 3 weeks later they were capris. In November, I bought him new shoes because he jumped 2 sizes since August and now those 3 month old shoes are too small. The poor kid can’t stop tripping over his clod-hoppers. He falls down everywhere. It’s kind of sad, because we’re so used to it we barely acknowledge it; hence dirty looks from strangers.
Gremlin trips too, but he’s more of a butterfinger kid. Everthing he touches gets dropped and broke. This morning, he dropped one of J’s old toys (Star Wars collector) and broke it. He felt horrible over it so Oldman let him play with his new transformer and Gremlin dropped and broke that too. Both boys ended up going to school completely disheartened.
I try to encourage them where I can, but I’ve discovered staying out of the kitchen is a must. They want to help me prepare for dinner every evening. I’m a very lucky momma to have boys who want to do that, but I value my life!
I have discovered a lotion that is a God-send for the growing pains, but I sure wish I could help them with all the body mis-fires.
…before they break everything in my house.