Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where Will He Go?

There are little moments in life that catch you completely off guard.  The other night my Oldest was reading this book to me (my favorite Dr. Seuss book in fact) when suddenly, my mind starting asking questions.

How did we get to this place?  How is he reading?  Don't I read to him?  Is he that old already?  And why I am getting so sad?  This book is a happy book, all about the great moments in life along with its challenges.  Why am I worried about the challenges?  I don't want him to have any challenges.  How can I keep them from happening?  Crap, I can't.  Where will he go to college?  I hope he goes to a good one.  What will he do in life?  I don't want to think about it.  It is far off right?  But 7 years went by fast so who is to say another 11 years won't fly by either?

My mind was racing.  Absolutely racing.  Some medical experts might call it OCD but I call it "Mom is having a realization that her children are going to grow up way too fast and it is really scary" moment.

I could have probably gone on with numerous thoughts and questions in my mind but I was stopped by one simple 7 year old with a question.  It came after the line, "KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!"  My son turned to me and said, "Mommy, you can't really move mountains, can you?"

I said the first thing that came to mind.  "You absolutely can, if you want to."  And he will.  And with that, my mind went silent.


  1. that was so sweet, Sarah - loved this - I totally relate. :)

  2. ah! i love this book too! i can't read it though without tearing up though, like you said... it's the realization that they are AND will grow up no matter what you do.

  3. love it Sarah. you gave me happy mom tears.


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