My Baby Isn’t a Baby Anymore…


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Well, he will always be my baby boy. My youngest child. Β Today he turns 13! I can’t believe my big baby boy is 13! Where did the time go? I swear he was just born yesterday…

This baby was going to be a breeze because I had all the answers. His sister had been the one I practiced and learned on so I had this down pat. I knew it ALL!

Then, my boy arrived. He was going to be his own unique self right from the start.

His favorite word is “Why?” Β – Why do we do things this way? Why can’t we do something else? Why is the earth round? Why does the sun shine? Why are we here?

Even as I sat next to him today as we ate our breakfast, he was questioning me about modern books and movies and how I thought they compared to the past. As he theorized why he felt they were watered down – “Much of our modern popular books and movies are geared toward the Young Adult genre. Where in the past Young Adults were expected to read the more complex stories and language in the books for adults.” He makes me think and ponder the thoughts of life, all day long.

I am a better mom and person because of him. He doesn’t let me stop at ordinary. He wants the extraordinary of himself and others. He wants to see your best self whatever that may be. Not the one you present to the world but who you really are. That is where he is always thinking about the language you use, the motions you didn’t make or the facial expressions that don’t match your words. They intrigue him and make him study people and who they really are inside.

Maybe being Autistic is his gift. Because I know he has been a gift to me every day.

44 Comments Add yours

  1. spearfruit says:

    Beautiful words proud mom! Let your son know I said ‘Happy Birthday’! πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much. I will tell him! You ate so sweet!

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  2. Aww! I know how you feel. They grow up pretty fast don’t they? Happy birthday to the young man.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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      1. You are welcome πŸ™‚

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  3. He’ll be 40 and still your Baby Marci!!!

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  4. So beautiful and proud! love this Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. He is forever my baby.

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      1. I agree, my 29, 28, 26, 24 year old, it honestly seems like it was yesterday!

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  5. Happy birthday to “your” baby! I had to explain to Emily that she’s not a baby but will always be “my” baby! 😊. She was ok with that!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Forever…

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      1. Always ❀️😍

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  6. Happy birthday to your son! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your son Marci. He is a special gift, Autistic or not. And, Congratulations to you and hubby, if if weren’t for the two of you, your beautiful special son would not have been born. x

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. My partner and I are truly blessed.

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  8. Chez Shea says:

    Aw, Happy birthday to your lovely son. My youngest is the same age- and it does only feel like yesterday!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you.

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  9. A Kinder Way says:

    Happy Birthday to your baby. πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  10. He sounds like a wonderful, sweet child! Happy Birthday to your TEENAGER!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  11. Jodi says:

    Happy Birthday to your teenager and “baby!” πŸ™‚ My baby is 26 – and I still think of him as “wittlle.” πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Forever!

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  12. Kina@TBD says:

    Your boy sounds extraordinary!

    I have an autistic nephew and it’s always seemed to me that while he may have trouble communicating at times, he seems to see people more clearly, and from an entirely instinctive level.

    Happy birthday to your special little man.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  13. walkerkaty0 says:

    Happy Birthday to your son! πŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  14. auntiedoni says:

    Hauoli la hanau to your son Marci! Every child is a gift, period.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  15. Tikeetha T says:

    Aww, happy birthday to your son.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much.

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  16. Aww, this was very touching. Happy belated birthday to your special son, who will always be your baby, whether he’s 13 or 33! ❀

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  17. lovehanmade says:

    My youngest, Annabelle, turns 3 next week. I will never have a baby of my own again… Nieces, nephews and hopefully one day grandchildren (along way off…. But when I get there it too will feel like the blink of an eye)…. But no more babies of my own. 😦 It is so scary. It honestly does feel like only yesterday my eldest Isaac, now 7, was just two lines un-named on the end of a stick and two big goofy smiles on mine and Darren’s faces…

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe. It is crazy how fast it goes.

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  18. chrismorvan says:

    You seem blessed and I’m glad you know it. Lovely post.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you. I truly am!

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  19. Isn’t it awful! I had babies to have babies. No one, no one took me by the face and said, ” HELLO THEY GROW UP!”

    Enjoy every moment, and phase. My Big Baby Boy is 34. I’m still trying to cope with the fact that he hit double digits at 10! Add Baby Girl to that, and now #1 Grandson who is growing like a weed and already 3 my mantra is, “Time stand still!”.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I wish time did stand still some days. Thank you!

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  20. M. L. Kappa says:

    Wow! A teenager! Don’t you wish you could freeze-dry them sometimes…Many Happy returns!πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸŽ‰

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  21. Awww no one wants there babies to grow up. I can fully sympathise as my little girl has just started school and feel like I’m saying goodbye to my baby girl.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It’s tough but I see the rewards for what we have done more clearly now as she talks about what she would like to do with her life now.

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  22. Hopefully she will feel encouraged enough by your support and follow her dreams x

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