Help! My Kids Grew Up Too FastJeannette Kaplun
My son will be in middle school in a few months. How did that happen so fast? Now I truly get it when people say their kids seem to grow up in the blink of an eye. It seemed impossible those first weeks as a parent when everything seemed to be about constant feedings, diaper changes and sleepless nights. Those nights actually felt endless!
With little girls, it seems they grow up even faster. My seven-year-old daughter seems to be going on seventeen. She manages to crack me up and infuriate me at the same time, surprises me by spotting new about fashion trends before anybody else and sometimes makes me dizzy with her mood swings. She’s even begged me (to no avail) for a pair of wedges.
None of this is new to any parent of a tween. However, for some reason, it really got to me when I was trying out the new Disney Story app and started discovering all the photos I had forgotten existed on my iPhone. Seeing my little girl as a toddler, made me melt. But seeing how much both my children have changed made me tear up a little. Okay, a lot. I had forgotten about the days my son graduated Kindergarten. It seems such a long time ago, especially once you realize he already discussed drugs and alcohol at school with the D.A.R.E. program as part of his 5th grade graduation.
If you have any doubts about how fast my kids seem to have grown up, check out these pictures I found on my phone.
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I used to laugh at my grandparents when they said time goes by too quick. Now more than ever I realize they were right. Does it mean I’m getting old? Probably.
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