August 20, 2012

Reflections on Fatherhood: My How They Grow

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It is amazing that in only 16 months, Marty has gone from being the size of my head, to being the size of my torso. Where before, we were excited when he learned to hold up his own head, now we are having trouble stopping him from climbing on to the arms of the couch... starting from the floor. He used to only cry. Now we have counted 34 words. It is incredible how fast he is growing.

Now I know everyone always says that, but there's a reason for it! I mean, holy cow in India, where has the time gone?! He is looking less and less like a baby and more and more like a boy. It simply boggles my mind.

I wonder what the passage of time feels like to him. I remember when I was a kid, a year was such a long period of time. Now years pass by the way a month used to. I wonder if the passage of a day for him is like a passage of a month. It would be a similar kind of percentage of our lives.

Anyway, I'm probably just rambling. I really just enjoying watching my son grow.


SLW said...

So true. And no one needs to teach them to walk or to talk, they just figure it out! As far as my own kids, the thing most amazing and enjoyable about being a father has been watching in wonder as they grow.

Christopher Bastedo said...

At first I was wondering about "the size of your head" then I realized you have a massive head, dude. Just saying it because I can.

But from the best friend/honorary Uncle viewpoint I agree...he's just starting to get fun!