August turned 7 yesterday.
I can feel him pulling away more. Not in a bad way. In a good way.
He’s finding things by himself. Testing it out. Truly not needing me.
It feels good. I need to let him do it more often. Not question so much. Not push and prod so much.
It all hit me last weekend. As we were sitting around in a cabin chatting with friends, Augie asked to go outside… by himself… in the middle of no where… to climb the boulders surrounding the cabin. In the past, he would have been content to share in the conversation, play with the other children or just stay around us. Not anymore. He wanted to explore. To be alone. And it was fine with him.
He loved his party with Grandpa Augie and I think both Augusts had a great time.
Happy 7th birthday Augie and Happy 90th Grandpa!