Sunburns and soggy toes melting in drying socks…I can just feel the crater thick crevices on my toes. My arms are tired and my sunburnt shoulders are already peeling. I needed a nice long rest with my “Baby Bradley.” It’s the only time when a hard picnic bench can be so comfortable.
My chubby little toddler went from extra rolls, baby dimples, and diapers to Power Ranger underwear and preschool overnight. A chubby cheeked two teeth smile turned into a honery little boy grin.
It doesn’t matter…he will always be my baby. I hug him extra tight and steal my kisses when he has a scrape or fall, even with all the protests, “Mom! I’m alright!”
I catch him as he runs by and remind him, “You are never to old for mommy kisses.”