Christmas is the time of year when parents realize their children are growing up.
All of a sudden, they no longer want to sit on Santa's lap or roll their eyes at your Christmas music or look out of place and just too tall to be in Christmas Church plays. It is part of life and part of growing up.
Yesterday, my 14 year old had a realization that made me think... "You are now a young man"
Eric- "Mom, Why doesn't anyone recognize Superman when he has glasses on? He looks just the same as he does without them on, so he trips and acts clumsy and wears glasses and that fools everyone? I don't get it"
Mom- "Son, it is just one of those things... You just go with it"