"Jason, you need to stop growing. Why can't you just stay little. Why?"
"Mom, I have to. I can't stop this. I have to get bigger."
We have this conversation often, Jason and I. And it always ends the same. He will simply not do what I ask.
Last week, we spent two days reorganizing and cleaning the boys' room. I purged their closet of piles of clothes. Clothes Josh had worn, and then Jason. Last remnants of preschool. The end of small.
Purging is not an enjoyable task for me, but I understand that it is necessary. In the end it feels good to let go of the old and make room for the new. To make room for big and all the new joys and challenges it will bring.