Grow Up Already!

While everyone says that Ace is advanced for his age, it just seems like he can’t grow up fast enough!  I know he has learned a lot in the past seven months.  Hell, he has learned to drink from a bottle, see, cry, smile, laugh, hold up his head, move his arms, his legs, his head, use his fingers, roll over, crawl, and stand up.  These are just the obvious things he has learned.  I’m sure his little head is full of other knowledge just waiting to be expressed as soon as he learns to talk!

I know I should be cherishing these moments, and I am.  He will only be a baby once.  But a part of me wants him to grow up sooo bad.  I would love to play with him in the leaves in the yard, play in the snow, spray each other with the garden hose, run through the sprinkler, take him fishing, go to putt-putt, ride go-karts, and teach him all the fun guy stuff!

I keep telling myself that he will only be a baby for a little while, and I will be able to do all of these fun things with him for many many years to come.

I do have to admit that he is extremely fun now.  He is the only person in the world that can get me to twist my face into impossible shapes, make the most god awful sounds come out of my mouth, and dance around like a monkey on crack just to get a smile or laugh. 😀

I guess I should change the title of the post to say, “Stay Little Already!”.


  1. Avery says:

    My husband felt the same way when our son was that young. I’d say, “Play with him.” And he’d say, “He doesn’t play. He just lays there.” Of course, now they can’t get enough of each other. My son is almost 5 now, and Hubby just bought him a $300 slot car set. I expect to see them again when my son starts middle school. ;o)

  2. Jared says:

    Hi Avery, thanks for visiting my site! I play with my son now, but it was difficult for me to adjust. I have never been one to just sit on the couch and watch TV. I was always doing something. But it’s not safe to have my son in the baby backpack while operating table saws or crawling underneath a car, ya know! So my new form of entertainment is sitting on the living room floor with my son while we play with his toys on the floor. 😀

  3. jen says:

    its amazing how fast they grow and develop in their abilities isnt it

    You sound like my older son did when My Little Man was first born and believe us it wont be long
    before you can play with him

    My older son is 12 now and that seems ot have pasted in a blink of an eye

  4. CableGirl says:

    Wow. I so hear you on this one. My little girl is almost 11 months old. I’ll admit it, I’m not really much of an infant person. I knew when she was born that although I love her to death I wouldn’t really enjoy her until she was older. She’s only really just started to become fun. I vacillate frequently between wishing she were a little older so I could play with her more and chastising myself for wishing away her first year.

  5. terancedubya says:

    I completely agree with you man. My 15 month old has started saying things like “MO” when she wants more food and other single syllable words. I wish she could express herself more because she tends to just yell when she has to say more than one word, which is a lot of the time. But I still love it when she sits next to the dog with her dolly and speaks jibber jabber to it, as if she is having a conversation. That always puts an ear-to-ear smile on my face.

  6. Jared says:

    @Jen: Yup, I agree. I’m hoping by next summer he will be able to go outside and play. 😀

    @CableGirl: Thanks for visiting and the comment! Glad to hear I’m not the only one that feels this way.

    @TDub: My son doesn’t really talk yet or make any recognizable syllables other than the occasional “MA” and “BA”. He just Coos. But I remember when my niece was doing this. It is pretty cool to see them having a conversation in mumbo jumbo language. 😀

  7. Tot's Mom says:

    It’s always a mixed feelings kind of thing. On one hand, you want them to grow quickly and be done with all the bottles, poop, etc. On the other, when you see them actually grow, you wish you can still cradle them in your arms at times. Anyway, enjoy the moment while it lasts.

    By the way, I have you tagged at and if you could find the time, would appreciate if you could check it out. Thanks!

  8. Joe says:

    No doubt. The first year…absolutely the slowest. Two, my favorite age. I feel you man.

  9. Suhada says:

    Do cherish the times you spend with your baby for too soon he will grow up and you will have to compete for his attention with all his friends and other distractions like games and tv. Babies are just so great to hug and kiss!

  10. Momo Fali says:

    I know what you mean Jared. Though, my little guy didn’t do much until he had heart surgery at 13 months. He didn’t walk until he was 18 months, and every other milestone has taken just as long to reach. I don’t want to wish away his childhood, I just want him to catch up to his peers!

  11. Jared says:

    @Tot’s Mom: Oh yeah..I forgot to mention the poop. I could do away with the poop. 🙂

    @Joe: I think two will be pretty fun as well.

    @Suhada: Thanks for visiting! Never thought about having to compete for his attention later. I wouldn’t know how to react if he pushed me away for his Jumperoo.

    @Momo Fali: Not sure I’d be strong enough to see Ace go through a surgery this early in life. Must have been hard on everyone! Sounds like your little man is pretty tough though!

  12. BusyDad says:

    I hear you! I was the same way. I was chompin at the bit to take my boy fishing, see Star Wars and do all the “buddy” things that fathers and sons do. It will come – and you know what? It’ll come and go faster than can imagine. Enjoy this time – every stage is priceless in its own way. My boy is 5 now, and we’ve done the fish thing, we’re going as Luke and Han for Halloween and I just taught him to ride a 2 wheeler! But for me, those are memories now. You’re just watching the previews! I envy you there…

  13. Jared says:

    OK, now I know I’m not such a dork. I was wanting to dress up with my son for Halloween this year, but since he is only 7 months I don’t think we are going to go to too many houses. He’s going to be a skunk this year, so I’ll probably wait until next year until coordinating matching costumes. 🙂