Thursday, August 27, 2009

I can't believe we're here already

Taylor has his first *TACKLE* football game this afternoon. (Eeeek!)

Which means he walked out the door this morning wearying his game jersey. (He made the interscholastic team, by the way. Extra practice. Travel for games. Different jersey.)

Remember in school? The football guys wearing their jerseys on game days? It was cool. The ones walking in that morning carrying their helmet and water jug? It was cool.

Taylor is now that kid.

So as he left this morning with his jersey on, water jug and helmet in hand, I had a moment. A Mom Moment.

Then I noticed his expression change as he looked up from the sidewalk out front of our house and saw two girls... two cute girls... walking from the other side of our street in the same direction he was going. They were a little ahead already, and I watched his pace quicken and him become aware of where they were.

"You better be careful," I called from the front step. He looked back at me, got a sheepish smile, that aw-mom look, and kept going. I know he's excited for the game. Excited to wear the interscholastic team jersey. Excited that people will notice.

I can't believe we're here already. At this place. In life. Where my son is playing tackle football. And noticing girls. And quickening his pace to walk by them in his jersey with his water jug and helmet. I can't believe we're here!

(But one of their skirts was way too short. I had another Mom Moment.)
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