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October 5, 2011

Seeing the world through rose colored glasses

Where was I?

The last couple of weeks have been filled to the brim with activities.  It’s times like these that remind me of just how good being a mom is.  I have marveled the last two weeks at how much my kids have grown up over the last couple of years.  I find myself accepting this new stage in my life.  For awhile I was being dragged kicking and screaming into the end of having babies and … well … middle age *cough, sputter, cry*.  It’s been so hard for me to accept that there will be no more babies to bring home from the hospital … that part of my life is over.  I don’t have babies or toddlers anymore.  My oldest is a JUNIOR in high school this year.  The caboose is in Kindergarten.  It all has gone by so fast and the harder that I try to slow things down and savor the time, the faster it seems to be going by.

The transition has been eased by my older children turning into young adults.  As the mature, our relationship is changing.  This year, for the first time, I have gotten a glimpse of what they will be like as adults. Our conversations are more open and relaxed.  I have begun to realize that they will be in my life forever and that even though it is all changing, there are so many more incredible things to come.

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  1. Hey Kris, thanks for validating my concerns as the parent of a teen and for the entertaining story too!

    Comment by Path201X — October 9, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

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