Posts Tagged ‘growing up’

So Many Questions

Friday, June 24th, 2011 by by

“Mom? When is daddy going to retire from working?”

“Daddy’s a young man, so probably not for thirty years, or maybe more if he really loves what he’s doing.”

“How old will I be then?”

“Maybe thirty-five or forty-five.”

“I probably won’t live in your house anymore then.”

“Probably not.”

“Can I still come over for dinner every night?”

“If you’re doing the cooking, then sure.”

“Will I still be your son when I’m twenty-years-old?”

“You will be my son forever.”

“Can I have one of those little ice creams in the fridge?”



Getting The Most Out of One Day

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by by

Yesterday was a big day:  It was my birthday.  It was my dad’s birthday.  I had no time to boo hoo about getting older.  I was too busy mourning the last day of my kids being in school.  When I was younger, my birthday nearly always fell on the last day of school and I was always so pumped because that meant I was having a birthday party sleepover that night.  Now, having school end on my birthday is just plain mean!  Ahhh,  how time changes one’s perspective.

I wish I could say that I spent my day in quiet repose, relaxing into a stack of books and magazines, margarita in hand, but really it was just another ordinary day: too much time spent in the car with the daily allotment of chaos, errands, and a little laundry thrown in for good measure.  Then again, it wasn’t a bad way to spend the day because it just goes to show how much I have to show for my 43 years.  (Yikes!  Did I just actually put that in print?)  We almost always go out to dinner to the restaurant of the birthday person’s choosing on their special day, but between kid activities and play dates and my husband’s job, my “fancy” dinner consisted of take out food eaten from styrofoam containers.  Oh well, on the plus side, we got to eat on my brand new, super deluxe, giant sized patio set that Rob bought me for my birthday.  Our old set only seated 4 around a teeny little table. This glass-topped baby seats 8!  Woo hoo!   (more…)

Overheard at the Playdate 2

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by by

“So, J.P.? Guess what?”

“What, Bob?”

“I’m a Lego enthusiast.”


“And when I grow up, I’m going to be an adult Lego enthusiast.”

“Whoa, Bob.”

“I know.”

I am in a funk

Friday, May 29th, 2009 by by

There is just way too many things going on right now and I feel so emotional all the time. I am still coming to turns with Sarah being pregnant and being a grandmother and all of the stuff that goes along with that. On top of that James is graduating in less than 10 days and in fact had his Awards Ceremony from the Career & Technology Center tonight. Add that to Daniel’s “graduation” from his preschool program tomorrow and it’s just enough already. I look at my big kids and see their lives changing in so many ways right now and I’m struck with an overwhelming sense of … something. I’m not sure what I’m feeling. James is so grown up and just at the beginning his life. I look at him and my heart swells with love and pride. Sarah, my baby girl is going to be a mommy and I can see her changing in so many ways already. She seems to understand how much her life is about to change and is welcome to the changes, even if they will be hard. I love her more than she can understand, but I think she’s about to find out. And my Daniel. My sweet, sweet Daniel. He brings me so much joy each day and my heart melts every time he wraps his little arms around my neck.

So yeah. I’m emotional right now. When I first became a mom, while I knew that my kids would eventually grow up, it never dawned on me that it would hurt so much.