when one or more of the kids is away. Alex is camping with his grandparents this weekend. Dennis' parents. Alex LOVES it. He gets THAT from his father! If you know me you know I'm not the camping type - enough said!
Anyway, it is so different when Alex is gone. Even though we are struggling with the roller coaster ride of puberty and all that comes with it Alex is still the light of my life. Sure the girls get more "blog" time as they are still doing those things that are cute now (but soon to be annoying :-)) but Alex is my first born. He will always be my baby. The one who keeps it all in perspective. The one who continues to teach me to be happy with life - just like it is - today.
So even though there are days when I am going crazy with frustration or impatience or worry or apprehension about Alex and all life has in store for him I still wake up each morning anxious to see his smiling (okay and sometimes scowling) face.
There is only one Alex and I am so glad that he is mine!