For the 8th time I purchased a ton of pumpkins (evidently not nearly enough, #momfail and #mathfail combined) and gently pestered my son to pose for photos celebrating his birthday. Year 7 was a total nightmare and I failed to mention it here, we are all still traumatized, but year 8 went off easily without a fight or a single tear. How is it that kids can pitch massive fits over things like taking a photo or, I don’t know… taking a shower? I mean, I’ve been asking them to take showers on the regular for their entire lives and they still react surprised and angered at the whole concept. “SHOWER?! WHAT IS THAT!? WHY WOULD YOU MAKE ME DO THE THING I’VE DONE SINCE ALWAYS THAT KEEPS ME FROM BEING SMELLY? UGH I HATE EVERYTHING.” 8 and almost 10 are fun ages. If you’re reading this you’re probably in the same boat. I hear you and I feel for you…
While I no longer share much to DDL these days (or like, at all 😵) I am always amazed at the OG readers who have stuck around all these years (I mostly see this on my Instagram account @Kim_Rosas) and who are a part of our original story. DDL was as much a part of my babies’ lives as our family and friends and our story is a little part of your stories as well. It’s heartwarming whenever I recognize readers who I’ve met at MommyCon or that I recognize from our social media interactions. I get to see their babies growing the same way they’ve seen my babies grow from little cloth diapered babies to big boys with an unhealthy obsession with Pokemon cards. Everett is just the sweetest and empathetic little boy (except when asked to shower or brush his teeth) and I’m really proud of the little man he is becoming.
View this post on Instagram
Everett is 8 now so we took our yearly pumpkin number photo except this year I failed and didn’t lay them out at the store so our 8 is sad and tiny 😫 Better to do it with a tiny sad 8 than no 8 at all. 7 was a bad year and he cried the whole time so our easy 10 minute shoot today was a great gift and maybe a sign of maturity. I put the whole set into video form ♥️ He’s growing up 🎂😭