17 January 2014

Flashback #Friday - No More Toddlers Just More Drama

As I was saying goodnight to my kids last night, I released how much they have grown. I know that it is life to grow up but I miss them being little. It seems like there's less togetherness and more texting and video gaming going on. With age comes more independence and I'm happy they are so strong willed but it's the little things like hugs, hanging out with us and please less "NO" that I really miss. I hear that word a lot and I remember when they couldn't talk and they were so open to just following me around with smiles on their faces.

I have been on a quest to stay involved with their lives both at school and home, because it seems in this busy world I was told most parents don't ask a lot of questions. I am after all very interested in what my kids are doing and I have told them they can talk to me about anything. As they have grown there is sometimes less talking from them and more of me preaching I often think they are hearing Charlie Brown's teacher - you know the wonk, wonk wonk, sounds. But I do think they understand where I'm coming from.

I know the world is a busy place but, I always want to make time for my kids. Sometimes I realize I'm the one working on my computer/iPhone but, I have always said if you need me you come and get me.

This is dedicated to 2 of the most loved kids in the world ;-)

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  1. You are wise to be a super-involved mom; you will reap th rewards and never look back with regret. You are so, we have them for a precious few years, and then they take flight. Hugs.

  2. james @ HomeisWheretheMouseisJanuary 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Our Bella is such a chatterbox right now and Jackson is talking more and more. I get a little annoyed with it because it can interrupt things I am trying to do... but this post helps remind me that there will come a day when they don't want to share every exciting moment with me... and I'll miss it. Thanks!

  3. Julie RunWalkFASTPASS RepeatJanuary 22, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Its amazing how all of a sudden you look and bam, they are grown up. Not looking forward to more drama.

  4. love this!! I'm so not looking forward to the drama!!

  5. Parenting is so heart-breaking sometimes, isn't it. I miss the toddler years too...but then again...maybe I don't miss it at all. I think now...my favorite age for my kids is 30. It's when they turn sweet and appreciative again. ;)

  6. Deb @ Focused on the MagicJanuary 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    It's rough when they enter the teenage "black hole" but you are wise to stay close and open with them. They still need you even though they may not act like it.