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Transformation to Big Complete

Transformation to Big Complete

October 27, 2007

transformation complete

Previous steps in the transformation included:

1) Telling me to wait OUTSIDE the bathroom while he goes potty. Because not wearing diapers for almost two weeks means he has forgotten that I have seen and wiped his bare backside for almost 3 years.

2) Telling me he is not a baby, a brover, or cute. He is just big, no further descriptive adjective is needed. And don’t you forget that.

3) Giving up napping. Because that is for a baby. See above.

4) No more kisses, especially on his face while he is trying to watch tv. Kisses may, however, be tolerated if they are offered in exchange for staying up later.

Posted by Chris @ 5:10 pm  

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  1. elizabeth says:

    WAH and AWWWW all at the same time!
    I SO remember when my first told me NOT to kiss his wee feet any longer - nor sing while doing so: “I’m gonna eat ‘em up w/butter ‘n sugar - yum yum yum!” OH, the heartbreak (um - he was almost four though :))

    HUGS!

  2. judi casey says:

    wow- that was fast- that adorable little baby looks so grown up all of a sudden!

  3. BetteJo says:

    Love the tee shirt, what a doll he is!!!

  4. ollka says:

    wow. he looks so… five. and then i looked at his wee hands and went “naahh, he’s just big”. way to grow ‘em! your whole family looks adorable.

  5. Joan says:

    He even has his “all grown-up face” on.

  6. Karen Vogel says:

    Before this last one, I’ve never been sad to see them turn into a big girl or big boy, because I’ve always had a baby to hold at the time. This time, it’s hard. Very hard. No more feet to kiss. No more bottoms to squeeze. No little one to cuddle in the big bed in the morning. Very hard. I think I’ll miss my babies forever, all the while being so glad to see them grow up.

  7. Julia says:

    Wow, he has grown so much. I have been reading your blog(s) for a while, just never commented. Thank you for sharing your life and kids with all of us here. You have been a great encouragement to me (this sentence does not sound right, but English is my second language :))!

  8. Fina says:

    If your baby is all grown up, then mine is next and that’s too sad to think about right now. Thank you tho’ for sharing your pain with us.
    Wow, if you look back at your flikr photos, it doesnt seem so long ago…….
    *Julie* your sentence sounds fine.
    Fina from Sayville (NY)

  9. jm says:

    Noooooooooooooo! I won’t let him grow up! I won’t I won’t I won’t and you can’t make meeeeee….

  10. kalisah says:

    Who is that? Is that MILES? I’m totally confused.

  11. sarah says:

    Oh. My. God. Stop him!! No, he can’t possibly look that grown up. He’s such a big boy. No, no, no - I refuse to look. That’s it. If I don’t look…then it’s not happening.

    (hasn’t worked with my kids yet, but I never give up hoping!)

  12. arduous says:

    He is adorable, and that tee-shirt is seriously awesome.

  13. nabbalicious says:

    Wow. Even I’m thinking he’s growing up a little too fast. But he’s still the cutest thing. Come on, do you have ONE ugly kid? I mean, are you sure you aren’t hiding any up in the attic?

  14. Anna says:

    WHAT? OMG…what a cutie! That haircut is adorable. My 3 year old gets offended if anyone calls him anything but “kid”…as in “I’m a big kid!”

  15. Suzanne (JoyfulChaos) says:

    oh, i’m sad for you, i can’t imagine when my last gets out of diapers and looks that big.

  16. Suzanne (JoyfulChaos) says:

    i’m a goofball - that’s a broken link on my last comment. and now that i’m correcting it i think that makes me like the guy in Swingers.

  17. dynamitt says:

    wow he sure did grow fast. He is still very cute though even though he is not a ‘baby’ anymore :)

  18. Bronnie says:

    wow, that haircut makes him look so much older!!
    it’s crazy how fast he’s growing!
    cute t-shirt too!

  19. Lilly says:

    Noooo! Wasn’t he a baby just yesterday? It must just be that new haircut that’s making him look like a big boy…

  20. M. says:

    The t-shirt is awesome! And he does look so grown up and handsome.

  21. genpoco says:

    Sniffle. The bitter-sweetness of it all.

  22. diana says:

    They grow up way too fast for me!!! What a cutie pie though!!!

  23. Bonna says:

    I too am not allowed to kiss - this started around 3-4 as well (he is currently 5). I am allowed to hug (briefly), but not always in front of others. If only we could keep them young just a bit longer! He’s beautiful! And one of the boys now.

  24. Lori says:

    Oh man! He really is a big boy now!

  25. Kelly says:

    Wow he’s getting so big so fast!! I have only been reading your blog for the past 6months or so but still!!! That just means my two little ones are right behind :(

  26. amanda says:

    We have that shirt! I love it! Oh and I so feel your pain on the growing thing.

  27. peepnroosmom says:

    He is growing up so fast. What a big boy. And I love his haircut.
    Waahhh! That means my baby is right on his heels.

  28. Lotus Carroll says:

    Awwww. Just awwwww.

    Oh, but also, he is freaking adorable. Great picture. :-)

  29. Heather says:

    Oh, my. I agree, transformation complete. I think I just shed a tear for you, Chris.

  30. Daisy says:

    Love the t-shirt!

  31. Manic Mommy says:

    But can you still kiss boo-boos? And who wipes his bum after poops?

    And is he still a ‘baseball guy’?

    MY baby (2 1/2) is starting to favor Daddy. Does this mean time for another??

  32. Joy H says:

    ARGH, he’s so edible. Whether he’s big or not, delicious!

  33. Meredith says:

    NOOOO! Put it back. I need Miles to be a baby still! …creepy? Eh!!!! Put it back!

  34. Ruth H says:

    I can tell by the set of his jaw he definitely thinks he a grown up, big boy, MAN!

  35. Jessica (aka. Rose) says:

    He was born while I was pregnant with my daughter… How did they get so big so fast?

  36. Cary says:

    In the same sinking boat. If my ALMOST 3yr old does not want to go to bed, he tells me, “Mama, I love you. Kisses.” He tells my husband, “Daddy I wanna watch Tigger Woods.”

  37. Carola says:

    stop him, stop him…although I say this from a mom point of view…I had a little trauma growing up because my mom would always say “why did you grow up, I didn’t give you premission”, and I would cry “It’s not my fault!”…oh well,…