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When Did Your Tot Become A Big Kid?

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Movin' on up!

Kids: one day they’re tiny little babies who depend on you for everything, and a moment later they’re getting married and winning the Nobel Peace Prize and signing the down payment on a house. Okay, okay, maybe we got a little ahead of ourselves, but there are big changes when a kid grows up that parents might not be ready for. We asked our Facebook readers and our bloggers for the exact moment they realized their eensy, little tot was becoming … wait for it … a big kid. Find out what they said after the jump! — Jillian Capewell


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When Did Your Baby Become A Big Kid?

Whoa, Mommy

This weekend, when my two-year-old daughter caught me taking a bigger bite of lunch than I should have. She looked at me and said, "Too big, mommy. That's too big." So I suppose as soon as they start correcting your actions ...
- Nicole Thorpe Lyons
Photo Source: The Daily Mail

When did you first realize your tots were becoming big kids? Tell us in the comments!

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Jillian Capewell is an editor and graduate of SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York, where she was an editor for the college newspaper. Jillian started at Babble as an intern and returned after spending a year teaching Beatles songs to French children. She has wanted to write for a living since completing the construction-paper classic Penguin Surprise Do Stuff at age four with the help of her mom, who had to spell all the words. Aside from Babble, Jillian’s work has also appeared on xoJane and Nerve.

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0 thoughts on “When Did Your Tot Become A Big Kid?

  1. Candee says:

    My second son came 6 weeks early, took his first steps at 7mos and was fully potty trained by 20 months. He never really crawled just got up and moved at the speed of light. He is now 3yrs old and is tall for his age. I don’t think he ever had a baby stage seeing how fast his first year went. At 2yrs old all he would say to me is, ” I DO IT”! with an angry tone and push my hand away. Right now he is mad at his car seat, yells at me when i put him in it. ” Im not a baby, this is a baby seat”. I think he is ready to move out of the house. HA! Im sad that he is growing up really fast so soon. He is my last baby and I feel like I never got the baby stage. :(

  2. Lucetta Bradley says:

    My sons are 25 and 28. They are still my babies. lol My 25 year old is still home about to get his on place but the 28 year old moved out a few months ago and I am missing him so much. I realize they are not toddlers but it doesn’t matter. No matter what age your children are when they get to the point of doing things on their own there is an emptiness inside you because they don;t need your help any longer and its hard to stand back and let them go. My sons are the greatest gift i have ever recieved and I will always love them. My oldest however has a 2year old and another on the way so its like I get another chance to be needed again and its a great feeling.

  3. ruth says:

    when people ask me how old my son is and I say he is almost 2……they have a look of amazement on their face and say “really? I thought he was older”. Just makes me wonder when he stopped looking like a baby.

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