Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My Kids Are Growing Up!

It just hit me all in one week! I'm looking for a preschool to send my youngest to. I haven't been home without a kid for 14 years! My oldest was picking out her elective classes for high school yesterday! I don't feel like I'm old enough to have a high schooler! I'm NOT that old, am I? She's choosing computer and art classes. She also has to take a pool class, which they now call "aquatics", a basic computer class, and freshman seminar. She's so excited and definitely ready to go. It's a huge school. In fact, the school in split up into two buildings, one for 9th/10 grade, the other for 11/12 grade, with about 700 kids per grade. She even started looking for a summer job this week. She's applying at the zoo and Rita's Italian Ice. (Does anyone have know anywhere else you can get a job at 14?) You see your kids everyday. Sometimes you don't realize how much they've grown. Well, last night I was watching TV with my daughter and looked up at her and this is what I saw! Oh my gosh! She's so big!




Also last night, my 7 year old was getting ready for bed and asked me:

"Mom, when I get old, can I come and live with you?"

"Sure you can!", I said. And I really meant it, even I know HE won't want to when he gets old.

He clapped his hands together and said, "YES!".

Then he asked me if my mom will be living with us, too. I told him, "You'd like that, huh?"

He said, "That would be funny. 'Baba, Gaga (my dad, who is 82 years old now), it's time to get up!' ".

Yes, he still thinks my parents will be around then.

Later on last night, my 3-year old got out of bed:

"Mom, I don't want to get any bigger, but I keep getting bigger!"

"OK! We'll figure out something to do about that in the morning!"

"It's not going to work!"

"Time for bed!"

My 11-year old is growing up, also. He's grown into that, "I'm a cool middle schooler" age. I'm hoping this will end soon!

19 comments:

girlymom said...

There are definately days that I think "Oh I can't wait till you are old enough for..." and then when I think about that I realize, NO I can be patient, you can stay little for as long as you like.

Amy said...

like my sister always says. sometimes i wish i could just put the brakes on. i like NOW!

your daughter is really cute!

Kitty said...

Your daughter is beautiful - you must be very proud. x

Magirk said...

Beautiful girl! ;) My children are only 15 months and 4 years, and I already want it to stop in its tracks!!

Loved this post. ;)

Don Mills Diva said...

Your daughter is a beautiful young lady - you must be very proud of her. It just flies by, doesn't it? I can't believe my son is walking and talking...

Steph said...

They grow.too.fast.!
I have thought that for ... well since they were born!

Melissa said...

Wow, I thought that was you in the picture above...you really don't look old enough to have a 14 year old. That's because that was the 14 year old. Sheesh, did you get that...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Dawn said...

I love that comment your son made about wanting to live with you when he grows up. My daughter said that once and I said the same thing you did. They do grow up too fast.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Such a beautiful daughter! (she looks like you!) The time does go by so quickly, we really have to cherish every moment. I remember when my son Andrew was picking out his freshman classes, and last week he was picking out his senior classes! (gulp!)

Your son is such a sweet patooty! Nothin' wrong with wanting to be with your mommy forever! :)

Lizzy

OHmommy said...

I can't even imagine my kids being old. I know it will happen. FAST. But I just can't picture it. :)

Leah said...

I was just registering Jared for the 4's class of preschool for the fall. I'm not ready to bump him out of the 3's class and into the 4's!! And Emily will be sliding her way into 1st grade before I know it and I think I will curl up and cry over it.

Good luck with the high school and middle school and preschool stuff! WOW

Amy said...

the cool middle schooler thing isn't going anywhere...lol..sorry! your daughter is so beautiful..I know what you mean about them growing up so fast I actually scrapbooked about that today...

KIDZMAMA said...

Wow, fourteen looks so grown up. I'm glad our nine year old has a bit to go until then.

Our seven year old says the exact same thing! He's such a mama's boy.

By the time our youngest goes to preschool, our oldest will be thirteen. I'm not ready!

Irene said...

A job!? Wow. What about the amusement park? Or can you work in a restaurant cleaning tables? If she works on her swimming, I am positive Eric could get her a job lifeguarding (he mentioned that last night). He has MANY contacts you know!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! Time really does go by way too fast. I need a stop button.

denise said...

Send her to Splash Lagoon or Waldameer. At her age I'm not even sure who would hire her. It sounds like she needs to build up her baby sitting business. I'll tell my friends, that live on Exeter, about her. I have to laugh, she looks a little annoyed in the pic. Better watch out for the boys!!!

Lester R.N. said...

Your daughter is very pretty! It's nice to see all your pictures! How do think you will fill your days when your youngest goes to preschool? I look at Owen and realize he is getting big and is going to be talking alot and it makes me sad but still not sad enough for more kids!!!

Amy said...

That is funny. My three year old complains about getting bigger too. At first I thought it was a ploy to avoid drinking milk.

Shellie said...

Agh!! I KNOW! I can't believe my 16 year old was a baby once; how did it happen?? My 5 year olds are getting so big too, it's terrible, but at the same time it's wonderful. I wish I didn't have to be the boss so much so I could just sit back and savor it. Maybe that's what grandparents get to do? Your daughter is really cute!