My baby boy is starting kindergarten in September. I won't lie. It scares me. He's a sweet, spontaneous boy and affectionate perhaps to a fault. His heart is so tender. I don't want him to toughen up. To be compared to others. I don't want him to realize he's not the fastest and smartest kid in the world. I don't want him to conform.
My Boy. He throws his arms around me, holds my hand, and tells me that he loves me. He tells me when I complain that I'm too old for something that "you're not old mom. Those things that look like lines on your face are just your details" He declares his love for his friends to them in words and actions. He's a hugger, a kisser and an "I love you"-er.
I don't want him to change. I worry that he's going to be chewed up and spit out. Can I just hit pause on his life and keep him with me forever?