Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My teens are getting older, but I am still crazy....

Ok, I have decided that I need to continue this account of my childrens life. Fast recap, my oldest is now 20 (WOW) and yes he still lives at home, but its ok....they will leave soon enough. Ok, my daughter is now 16 ((driving and dating, somewhat)) and a junior in High School, and my baby is 15 and a freshman in High School. So I guess, that two of the kids still qualify as teens, and I am still this blogg is still going on.

I dont know how it happened, but my babies are moving on,...((well soon that is)). But it does make a crazed mom stop and reflect on all the funny, sad, weird, time consuming, hairy pulling (mine), late night, sleep deprived state that my life once held. I can so remember wishing, praying, screaming to have some time where I was not nursing, changing diapers, washing, cooking, taking somewhere, holding hair while they got sick, wiped part of their bodies that you just dont want to know about....this all seemed like yesterday. I can remember my mom giving me the motherly advice I give my children, that time goes fast enjoy it (them) while you can. And of course, mom was right. My babies, are now adults and young adults, they eat, sleep, get their own food (sometimes), hold their own hair, drive themselves, take their own baths, so I now have what I wanted....time, quiet, odd, the thing I wanted so much, now I miss so much. Ok quit sniffling, I do enjoy of the time that I am not needed to wipe body parts. But I do miss the cuddles, even though I make them (yes even the 6ft4 boy) sit and cuddle for small amounts of time. But all in all, once school and the dinner hour are done, they retreat to their domains...not to be seen again untill there is more food, or money to be handed out.

There is a small recap. I will be writing weekly on their antics and my thoughts on this matter. Their names will be blocked out for their privacy...yea, right. So read and follow and enjoy.