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the little catcher

the little catcher

April 13, 2012


I sent my 17 year old a text message this morning with a photo of his 7 year old brother. He had been catcher in the previous nights baseball game and looked so cute in his catching costume, sorry I mean uniform.

The message said: OMG Look at how cute the baby is!

He texted me back: In ten years when he is my age, are you still going to be calling him the baby?

Yes, yes I am.

Posted by Chris @ 3:30 pm  

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  1. Linda says:

    Normally I just read without ever commenting but that has to be one of the cutest pictures ever. I’m sure he will always be your baby!

  2. Lindsey Patten says:

    I just turned 29 and I am the youngest in my family. Still “the baby.” :)

  3. Lizneust says:

    I work with a guy who is 40 something and his family STILL refer to him as either “the baby” or just call him “Baby” in conversation. Which apparently got some strange looks from his mom’s geriatrician not long ago.

  4. Lori says:

    Of course you will!

  5. S in LA says:

    Too Cute! My 7 year old son makes me laugh when he has to wear his batting helmet. It is the smallet one I could find yet he still looks like a bobble head doll when he runs the bases. They are so cute in their sports guy costumes/uniforms.

  6. Kathy from NJ says:

    I was 8-1/2 when my baby sister was born in Dec 1956. She is still my baby sister.

  7. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    Yes indeed, the baby will always be the baby. I still call my 62-year-old sister my “baby sister!”

  8. SoMo says:

    Yeah, we have this problem. My “baby” will be 3 yrs old this year. It is hard to teach her to be a big girl and go potty when you yell, “Did you get the baby…?” *sigh* I keep forcing myself to not call her baby and by her name. It is so hard.

  9. Kate in Ohio says:

    It is the curse of being the youngest. I am the 41 year old baby.

  10. Deb says:

    My 21 year old is now the baby. If I close my eyes and kiss his temple where the little baby hairs USED to be, I can still imagine that sweet little guy.

    What makes him sweet as an adult is that he still tolerates it…and if you ask me, I think he still kind of likes it!

  11. Jackie says:

    Girl I got your back on this one. My son is 20 and is the only child therfore he will ALWAYS

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  13. Iowamom says:

    SO CUTE!! I call my boys’ uniforms their “outfits” and they hate it. Why does the work outfit seem easier to remember than uniform!? My oldest is 12 and my youngest is 7 as well…..he’ll always be the baby! :)

  14. Carol says:

    My 14 yr old girl is perpetually my baby which seems to quite annoy my 31 yr old girl. Oh my god, I have a 31 yr old.

  15. Lily from Itsadomelife says:

    So true! Once the baby always the baby. That is a very cute picture!

  16. Miriam Seitler says:

    Absolutely with you on this! Still calling my 18 month old toddler “my newborn baby” and not planning on stopping any time soon…

  17. gorillabuns says:

    They will always remain the baby, right?

  18. amyp says:

    We were talking about this very thing in our home the other day. My oldest son said that when our 6 year old is 60, I’ll be saying, “isn’t the baby so cute?”

  19. JillyL says:

    My son asked me something very similiar and I told him the same damn thing.

  20. Kim says:

    Even when he’s 36 and has a baby of his own……
    my son is just use to it :0)
    My first baby…..
    love it.

    Happy baseball season “Mom”

  21. Mary says:

    Now I feel better on continuing calling my two year old my “baby boy”. I was so grieving that my baby was not my baby anymore. uhmmmm

  22. Fina says:

    Ditto. My 6-1/2 baby girl is still “the baby”. She did tell me & Hubs that it’s ok for us to call her ‘the baby’ at home or in private but not in front of her friends or in public. She’s my last. Hard to come by. She’ll always be the baby.