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September 29, 2008

They are Growing Up!

It's fun to say that I have 1 3 year old and 3 7 year olds.  It just sort rolls off the tongue as well as gets some wild reactions from strangers.  But likewise, it's just hard to believe how old my kids are getting, and how quickly.  For example, in the past couple of weeks, these events have transpired:

  1. We no longer have any children in diapers.
  2. We no longer have any children in a crib.
  3. We have a daughter with pierced ears.

It's amazing to see how grown up older daughter looks with her shiny earrings.  And younger daughter in her big bed.  It goes by so quickly and while I tried my best to suck every last second out of the baby days, they are now officially gone.  And gone for good this time.  No chance of a surprise pregnancy.  It tugs at my heart.  I am very proud of the little people my kids are blossoming to be, but I am still a bit sentimental at the times gone past.

Not to leave my boys out, they are handsome little men themselves.  They joined Cub Scouts and it's so cute to see them interacting with their fellow den members.  And it's exciting to see Aaron telling them all about it, as he was an Eagle Scout himself.  I am so happy they can have that experience together.

I guess all I can do is keep making every day matter...after all, soon enough it won't be funny when my daughter walks up to me with a pooched out belly and asks: "Do I have a baby in my tummy?"

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September 09, 2008

Oh, September!

September always buzzes with more emotions for me than most other months.  Not to discount any other important events in my life, but it seems September is just chock full of those memories and events that send me into an emotional roller coaster.  A "tizzy," one might say.  I am starting to feel myself chanting at bedtime: "just get through this month; just get through September."

This year, it is no different.  I feel like summer just began, and now it's already gone.  Now here I am faced with September once more, and I'm trying my best not to be unhappy about it.  After all, I used to love the change of seasons; passing into fall, enjoying the change of scenery, holiday season approaching.  I certainly don't dislike October, November or December, because I think I tend to enjoy those three months very much - dare I say - maybe my favorite time of year.

But it's not really about the weather at all.  It's just that September has now historically been filled with many life-altering situations, and I am feeling a bit emotionally drained.  I don't think I can handle any more right now.  I am feeling a bit tired lately, and I'd just like September to come and go without any real, life changing situations for once in a long, long while. 

So whoever is in charge of September this year, can you just bypass me this time, please?  Let me enjoy one September without something really crappy falling on my head?  Maybe?

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