Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kids, They Grow Too Fast, Make it Stop!!

My oldest lost her first tooth last week. The day after it fell out, she told me that a boy at her school loves her (she told me, "I was so surprised!"), but she doesn't love him because she loves that boy from her other school and wants to marry him.

Now, I knew she would grow up. I knew at some point this would happen. And, sure, she doesn't know what marriage is, or what it is to love a boy, but this just kinda smacked me in the face!

One day they're all little and you're wiping their butt and, even though it isn't all that bad, you're excited for them to use the toilet. Then they use the toilet and proceed to stick their head in there to see what came out of them, just far enough that their hair gets wet, and you kinda want the diapers back.

Even though there are sure to be many unexpected (and expected) disturbances, I'm so excited to see them learn, grow, and have things I didn't, but this is all happening way too fast.

Tonight we are going to a shindig at her school, which is making me anxious. We don't have to go, but we really do. I just don't want to deal with all the other parents! I want to be involved because I didn't have that and I think it's super important for her to know this school thing is important to us.

I kinda want her to be three again. Lol. Maybe because I'm going into uncharted territory?

Knowing myself, I will be okay (and maybe even have fun) once we are there.

But, I don't wanna go!

21 comments:

  1. They do grow so fast..go, you will enjoy meeting others and seeing all the marvelous things your daughter is accomplishing at school....treasure these moments...for both ov you.
    hugs abby

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    1. abby, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, which is about par for me. lol. She had so much fun showing us around her classroom, it was really cute.

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  2. Yes, they grow so fast and every stage has its delights and anxious moments. It does help to meet other parents and find out you're not alone with these thoughts. We all have them.

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    1. DF, I think I'm kinda socially awkward (or maybe just out of practice) after working from home for so long and now with texts and emails I don't really have to talk to people. lol. It's sad. I really should get out more.

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    2. you're describing me too. the perils of being a stay at home writer, I've become very introverted. we must both try to get out more.

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    3. I'll *think* about getting out more. Lol. Hey, it's a start!

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  3. Kids grow so fast that one day they hand you grand children and it all starts again. But the second time around is much more special. Treasure them while you can

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    1. Downunder Don, more special?! I find that hard to believe! I guess I will just have to trust you...it does give me something to look forward to.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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    2. Right? My oldest granddaughter just lost her first tooth...when on earth did I get so ancient? Grandchildren are the best kept secret, they are so much more of everything great than your children are if that's possible <3

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    3. DaniS, I'm sorry it had taken me so long to reply to your comment! Time keeps running away from me.

      A lot of our family said, "No way!! She's not that old!" Lol. I'm right there with them.
      It is so hard to believe grandchildren are more special. My girls are pretty freakin' special to me!! :)

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    4. They are all the fabulousness of our children without the stress of raising them...makes up for the hideous teenage years ;)

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  4. Kids grow up so fast, and it's awesome to watch them grow and learn. I hope you went and that you had fun. As DF said, I'm sure many of the other parents have similar thoughts.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Roz, I did go and it was fun. I enjoyed hearing what the teacher said about her and seeing her say hello to her friends...my heart was swimming in joy. :)

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  5. It does go faster than we are ever ready for, doesn't it!? I try hard to stay in each moment to really enjoy all that they are doing- even when they drive me nuts! XOXO

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    1. Pearl, oh man, it's so hard to enjoy the age when they are diving me nuts. The oldest has these breakdowns...I don't even know who she is when she gets like that! lol. For the most part they're great though. :)

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  6. It's hard to see them growing up as it does seem to go so fast, I still find it difficult to believe I have a son of 18, he left for uni in September and I cried for 2 nights lol

    x

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    1. tori, it is so good to see you! Hope you are doing well.

      I don't even want to think about them leaving the house! At least you still have your girl, right?
      It's a strange feeling to want them to be successful and independent, but never leave the house. Lol. Though I'm sure there's got to be perks of an empty nest...

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  7. Mine is just walking.
    Like...what?
    Sometimes, I wish all my blog friends lived in the same country. And with you and Del on the whole, getting out "problem"

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    1. Bleuame, it does not seem like it's been long enough for him to be walking! I mean, weren't you just pregnant last week? Lol.

      I sometimes wish I was closer to my blogging friends, too. Although I'm not sure I'd be brave enough for a meet up...but, who knows, maybe I would surprise myself!

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  8. Mine are 10 and 14. I know what you mean.

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    1. ksst, I'm kinda dreading those years!

      *They are not me, they will make better choices. They are not me, they will make better choices. They are not me, they will make better choices. They are not me, they will make better choices. They are not me, they will make better choices. They are not me, they will make better choices. They are not me, they will make better choices.*

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