Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Elliot




I'm the mother of a ten-year-old.

A handsome
funny
inventive
sneaky
reading
helpful
sensitive
long-remembering
easily distracted
logical
independent
meat- and carbs-loving
self-conscious
creative
reserved
inquisitive
loving
ten-year-old.

Elliot had a birthday a few weeks ago. I love this kid to death. I'm probably too hard on him, and sometimes we fight for control (I know I ought to let him grow up, but it's so hard!), but deep down Elliot and I really "get" each other. I love to share inside jokes with him. I love to watch him develop his talents and succeed. I am so grateful for the help he gives me and for the kindness he shows his younger siblings.

It's sad to think about him being on the downward slope of his childhood.