Friday, April 4, 2008

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Aaron is my oldest and thus usually the most responsible. He is very loving and kind. He takes care of the young ones around him even though its not the cool thing to do. He is changing so much right now its just crazy. We have seen him try to "pull away" to show his independence. He is at that age that Primary is no longer cool and he is itching to get to YOung Mens. He loves Lemon yogurt and always has for as long as I can remember. He eats like a bird. He loves history and anything having to do with mythology. He loves having a scout leader who really puts his all into scouts. He went on a 22 mile bike ride a couple of weekends ago and loved it. He has several more bike rides to pass off a requirement and can't wait for those. I don't know if he loves scouts because its scouts or if it means that he is growing up and will be in Young Men's soon. He has in the past been very affectionate but as of late is acting like that is too young for him. It makes me sad but I see the wisdom in slowly pulling away from mom and dad because we couldn't handle all at once. We surely would die!!! I am so concerned for all of my children. We are constantly having to talk about things that kids at school tell them. I wonder if we are doing any good sometimes. It seems as though we are constantly bombarded no matter which way we turn. He truly is a good kid though and deep in my heart I feel he will be all right.

3 comments:

The Longnecker Zoo said...

Aaron is a great kid. He makes wise decisions and will be fine, I am confident in him. He was so sweet to Gabe and I appreciate that. I still am going to get him REAL good one day!

Carla said...

Aaron is an AWESOME and very tender boy. he's going to be such a great daddy one day! and though it's so hard for you, i hope you do all you can to find new balance each time an "independance mildstone" arises or whenever you feel him pulling away like that. he'll love and respect you for it. show that you trust him whenever you can. so far, he has deffinitely earned it! i speak from my days of growing up and pulling away. i knew it was so very hard for mom, but i loved her for it. as a mom myself, eugh!! i don't look forward to those days!!

Sydney said...

Oh Yeah one of the hardest things to do as a parent is to allow your children to make their own decisions even if they are wrong. But if you allow that then the BIG decisions will come easier for them. Just remember to have family home evening faithfully - and take every opportunity for teaching moments - Kid do have your values they just don't want you to know that. Aaron you are a very special boy and my first grandchild - I love you!