17 Days of Benny – Day 16

Day 16 – Month 16:

There were lot’s of changes in our life come the September of 2013.  Darcy had started Kindagarten at the end of August and was going 5 days a week.  This was a big change for Benny and I because we were used to Darcy being home with us.  All of a sudden he was bored with me.  It was a tough transition for both of us because I was used to depending upon Darcy to help out too.  We were missing her something fierce.  It was the most amount of time that I had ever spent away from Darcy and it was really tough.  We found that if we ran errands during the day, it kept us busy until it was time to pick Darcy up from school.

Benny would come with me to Darcy’s school when I dropped her off and picked her up.  He would climb the stone wall and hold my hand and watch the big kids.  The days that he was Sandy’s, I would pick him up on my way home and swing by the shop to get Darcy.  Of course once we got there he wanted to get into every car and ‘drive.’  He took tools that were lying around that we would have to fight him for.  Once he grabbed keys from Parker’s desk to try to unlock a door.  He was so clever and never missed a beat.

His vocabulary was substantial for a child his age and so were his motor skills.  He loved playing with toy cars and ‘vrooming’ them around.  He never bothered with dolls or really any of Darcy’s ‘girly’ toys.  This kid was all boy.

We also cut his hair for the first time.  I just came across his beautiful blonde locks the other day in his bedroom digging through the baby stuff.  Sandy had had it with me and started clipping his hair up and it was time.  He just sat there as I trimmed and let me do my thing.  I tried to keep the curls in the back and the front short, but once he started rocking a mullet, the curls had to go too.  God I miss that hair.IMG_3949 IMG_4505

Author: sheriroaf

Sheri Roaf is the mother of four wonderful children who turned to blogging after her 17 month old son Bennett passed away unexpectedly. Through her writing she has found a way to help herself and her family move forward in the face of tragedy.

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