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Before I forget... [Jan. 24th, 2008|09:13 pm]
I'm the ultimate slacker mom. Which means not only do I not keep my kids' baby books updated, I'm not even sure where my kids' baby books are

Husband took The Boy to the doctor yesterday, to see about his ears. He said the doctor's office was packed, and The Boy was the only kid there that didn't have the flu. Which means that Husband and The Boy spent two hours sitting in a room full of flu germs. Let's see where that leads, shall we?

But that's not what I'm posting about - I'm posting because while The Boy was at the doctor's getting his ears checked (double ear infections, week of pink stuff) he got weighed and measured. And since I don't know where his baby book is, I need to record his stats somewhere - and this is it.

At 6 years two months, The Boy is 48 inches tall and weighs 62 pounds. Yes, that puts him in the 99th percentile for height and (despite being a lanky thing) off the chart for weight.

He's so big, it's easy to forget that he's little. But every night, I tuck him in and give him five quick kisses on the cheek. He calls them "The Kissy Express". Then he gets one big kiss, which is the "Kissy Caboose". According to The Boy, The Kissy Express tells him stories. Tonight he told me, "The Kissy Express never lets me down." And I remember that he's still just a little boy, no matter how big he is.

[User Picture]From: shabbyesque
2008-01-25 04:49 am (UTC)
Ummm, I guess that makes me one too. ;) I have just been recording the kids stats (although the doc does provide a printout) in LJ since I got one, as well as milestones and stuff. I figure at some point I will go back and fill it all out. Heck, Aidan doesn't even *have* a baby book yet. :P
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-27 02:01 pm (UTC)
Hey! Quit trying to steal my slacker mom crown!
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2008-01-25 06:29 am (UTC)
I'm so there with you in the running for the Ultimate Slacker Mom title.

Jake is huge. Monster huge. Only 10 and with feet bigger than mine, inches away from my height and only a pounds away from my weight. He's getting pre-adolescent stinky and acts so grown up sometimes it scares me.

And every so often he'll have one of those similar moments where I realize he is still a little boy. My baby.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-27 02:02 pm (UTC)
I figure at the rate he's growing, The Boy will be bigger than I am by around second grade.
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[User Picture]From: sweet3mich
2008-01-25 07:17 am (UTC)
They'll always be our little boys, no matter how big they get. I love how both of mine, even at ages 14 and almost 13 still come to me for hugs and cuddles.

"I'll love you for ever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be"
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[User Picture]From: nikki_herself
2008-01-25 11:56 am (UTC)
So, so cute - kissy express.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2008-01-25 06:06 pm (UTC)
They are ALWAYS babies! Even if they're big, for their age like yours is, or just big. ;D
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[User Picture]From: millimom
2008-01-26 07:04 am (UTC)
The Kissy Express is one terrific mom.

And if you can't ever find the baby books, buy new ones and make a bunch of stuff up. Who'd know? :)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-27 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hey, I remember someone at ivillage admitting they did exactly that - was it you?
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[User Picture]From: julzlady
2008-01-26 02:09 pm (UTC)
Your 6-year-old is one inch shorter (and 5 pounds heavier) than my 9-year-old.

Devin's family's itty bitty genetics are winning out over my giganto ones.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-27 02:04 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking this is just more proof that my genes are as lazy as I am.
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From: blissonbliss
2008-01-26 06:33 pm (UTC)
He is just the sweetest big boy -- 7 pounds lighter than my almost 10-year old. I'm going to have to measure her to see how they line up. The Kissy Express is definitely not a slacker mom.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-27 02:05 pm (UTC)
He is a sweetie. Every time he hugs me it breaks my heart a little because I know that soon he'll be too big for all that huggy stuff.
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