Monday, May 25, 2009

Stevi, stop growing up......



I remember summers growing up.  12-13 was when I really remember blossoming and friends being the most important thing in my life.  Stevi is the tallest girl on her All-Stars team.  She is taller than me.  Today I dropped her off to meet her friends at the movie theatre to watch a matinee, and she asked for a season pass to Wild Waters because Cierra and all her friends got them and that is where all the middle school kids hang out.  I also took her to get a bathing suit, told her absolutely no to the two pieces she was choosing then gave in when I watched the other girls her age bringing only two-pieces into the dressing rooms and realized my first two piece was the summer when I was 12, it was purple and white striped and smaller than the one Stevi tried on, hers has board shorts to bottoms at least.  She looked so grown up as I walked away from the movie theatre....I almost wanted to cry, huge lump in my throat.  Make it stop, lately when she and Jay goes outside to play catch, the quiet streets become busy with skateboarding boys like a swarm of bees.  We have now met Alex and John who are going into 8th grade and took over with the catch duties very happily for Jay and me.  Fun to watch especially when she threw the ball at them, the first one Alex caught he said...."Geez" under his breath and threw the heat right back at her, which she caught very easily.  It's going to be a long summer, isn't it?

3 comments:

Chrissy and Jack said...

Nothing makes me giggle more then reading about Stevie. I don't know why, but I really get a kick out of that girl!

Mom said...

I think that it's even worse for a Grandma to watch them get so grown up. :-( Tears in my eyes, lump in my throat.

Anonymous said...

Carol says, "I remember that bathing suit you had"!!