Our 10 year old was invited to go to grandma and grandpa’s house to spend the day with them, make cookies, go to Subway, eat lots of sugar and be told that the world revolves around her…we all need grandparents like that. So off she went With one less mouth to feed, we decided to let our two older kids bring friends along. I love hanging out with my kids and I love getting to know who they hang out with, as well. Needless to say, they both invited someone of the “opposite sex”…gasp! We call them “special friends” because I can’t bring myself to say that they have “a boyfriend” or a “girlfriend” I’m not in denial, their just too young….(is that denial?)
At one point in the evening, I had a surreal moment…..here we were taking our two high school kids, (wait, how did we get high schoolers?) with "dates," out to dinner. Wasn’t it just last year, we were loading up the car seats, strollers, diaper bags, extra outfits, sippy cups, pacifiers, “blankies” and everything else in the house, each time we went out? It WAS just yesterday but I decided to BLINK and here they are in high school AND hanging out with the “other gender” …..weird!~
I will say for a split moment, I felt sad that those days were gone.....the baby days of needing mommy for their every desire, for needing rocked to sleep, for needing their nose wiped, for needing every meal made for them, for needing to be held and for a split second, I missed those days when their biggest love and desire was MOMMY!! I WAS SAD…..for a split second.... Those days were precious and priceless but it didn’t take long for me to snap back into reality, grab only MY purse (and nothing else) yell, “Let’s go” and to watch 4 huge kids come running out the house, crazy “in like” with each other, laughing at everything and nothing! Those were sweet days with the babies but I wouldn’t change a thing or go back for a moment!
I love teenagers….especially mine!