10 September 2008
Growing Up
I really can't describe what I feeling right now. I guess you can say it's bittersweet. As of August 24th, I have now a 6 year old. I'm the parent of a 1st grader. I'm a soccer mom.

How in the world did that happen?

Since the day I was pregnant I was told, "oh treasure them, they grow up so fast!" Or, on my many trips to Wal-Mart when they were screaming for a bottle or a snack, people would stop and say, "I remember when mine were that age..."

At the time it seemed so far away that it really didn't mean much. At least to me it didn't. I would just smile and nod my head yes and hurry to the nearest checkout to prevent a complete meltdown in the middle of the grocery store.

This year I'm busy driving carpool, doing homework, packing lunches and shuffling to practices and games. And now that Sugar goes to preschool two days a week, the days are a lot longer and I find myself missing her.

But it's slowly coming to reality what all those people were saying to me...they do grow up so fast! It won't be long before Sugar starts kindergarten and I'll have more of a reality check.

And, even though I can make it through a trip to the grocery store without flying goldfish, spilled drinks and screaming toddlers. Today, I will make it through Sugar terrorizing the dogs, climbing the cabinets and emptying my wallet.

But more importantly, I'm going treasure my little girl today because they ARE growing up so fast.

  posted at 6:57 AM  

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

I hear you! Lately I've been wondering how in the world I can have a 2nd grader. People used to always tell me to slow down and enjoy the time I had with them. Now I realize why!

Thanks for sharing, it's always nice to know someone else feels the same way.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

I totally understand. My oldest started 3rd grade this year. 3rd Grade!?! How is that even possible? At least I have one more year with my daughter at home before she's in kindergarten.

At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My little boy (17 months ) is now eating with a fork and talking and I am like 'WHERE DID THE TIME GO??' Everyone says that, but its true: it goes TOO fast.

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Diane said...

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Give it a look see when you can.

:) Diane


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