DS1 is 9. He's special needs (PDD-NOS) so he's always been pretty immature for his age. I was tucking him in tonight, and realized he has course hair on his legs - a sign that the rest of the joys of puberty are not that far off.
I am so, so not ready. TBH, sometimes I think I like that he's got the mentality of a 6-7y/o, because I am really really not ready for him to grow up... and here we are, at puberty's door.
Any advice? Hugs? Somethin? LOL.
***ETA*** Sorry ladies, I am a night owl. I realize that it's not the absolute "beginning" of puberty. This child has never had any body hair (his father has very little), and it just suprised me. It's not just puberty I'm afraid of (dreading?) - it's just things like this that scream "MOM! I'm growing up and there's nothing you can do about it!!" You know? And body odor... yeah, he's workin on that. Goodness... lol.