Friday, February 27, 2009
bigger is better
hunter is playing with the big boys now. he now is playing with kids more his size. from the very beginning he was a chunk. When he was a toddler he had these beefy, shapely legs attached to a block of a torso, with big hands and "flintstone" feet. i think his bones weigh more too. as a mom, having him slung on my hip became a chore. all of his life he has been gargantuan. biggest boy in kindergarten, first, second grade...all the way into middle school. finally i think the other boys have caught up. i think he is still the biggest boy on his team, but doesn't look quite like a huge ogre amongst little scrawny boys. looks a little more even now, i think, thank goodness. he towers over me now. i feel like a little old lady these days, with every single child of mine (except for one) now looking down at me.
i was sitting in the stands this past weekend watching him play. a dad sitting next to me, struck up a conversation. "so...how tall is hunter?" i answered his question. long silence...awkward silence..."so how much does hunter weigh?" i answered, and in case you were wondering the number is quite large, and apparently impressive if you are a man (however, hunter is technically a boy). a chuckle came from him then, "wow, that's more than i weigh". what am i supposed to say after that? i just smiled and nodded my head.
i guess bigger is better.
Posted by shawna henrie at 10:29 AM