Comments: Time to be a Mother

Well said....it happens too fast...

Posted by AWTM at May 10, 2009 11:09 PM

Bou - I joined you in tears today. I'm a grandma and still get teary-eyed over memories from my kidz and grands. Time is toooooo fast..... I wanna slow it down....way down.........

Enjoy each day.........

Posted by DammitWoman at May 10, 2009 11:28 PM

Bou, beautiful post. I feel your wonder at the time slipping away and your tears.

We just had to do a Mother's Day project - a photo time line of their lives. I had to pull out all our photo albums and filed photos and look back at by boys' chubby cheeks and sweet-smelling bald heads. The little group of three tiny babies being held on their daddy's chest as he caught a few minutes sleep while they were all quiet. Their first Tiger Cub Scout photos with dimpled knees and gap-toothed smiles. The photo of their first day of pre-school with them looking so proud with their tiny back packs. Photos of them hugging and loving on one another - that NEVER happens anymore. I, like you, am not a big cryer, but I had to wipe away more than a few tears last week. I found myself wishing for another baby - I'm 45 and we had to use extraordinary measures to get our triple blessing in the first place... Is it hormones? Is it the sudden realization that we can never have that again? I don't know, but it kind of threw me for a loop too.

My boys will be going into 6th grade - Middle School! How is that possible. One with braces and an outgoing, dramatic personality, one a star athlete with a sweet demeanor and the bouncy bounce of ADHD just like Bones, one a genius student that has all the logic of Mr. Spock. All so different and grown up. Sigh.

I always read your posts with great interest because your stories of your boys always remind me so much of my own. I have been reading since Bones was in Kindergarten - almost the beginning. You always touch me with something.

Happy Mother's Day.

Posted by Momotrips at May 11, 2009 12:49 AM

My "baby" is 21. He has lived on his own for 2 years now. I took him to the chiropractor this morning. When your son no longer lives with you and is not a full time student, he has no medical coverage. It is a scary time. Thankfully, the chiropractor was able to fix what ailed him.

Mother's Day was so fun with lots of food and laughter. Then the house gets toooo quiet when they all go home, and my husband and I sit around and blog about it all. They grew up way too fast. And I loved every minute...except maybe the noise. Love every minute. They flee the nest way too soon.

Posted by joyce at May 11, 2009 02:04 PM

Darn you! Mine ARE that little and now I'm crying. Must go hug them now...

Posted by Jody at May 11, 2009 04:44 PM

I have been reading you a few years now and stuck with it because your oldest is the same age as mine. I have sat and wondered alot the last few months that how in the world can she be going into high school next year? She was just starting pre-school like yesterday....ok maybe it just seems that way.

glad to hear that someone else out there is going through what I am

Posted by Cindy at May 11, 2009 06:56 PM

I can only imagine how much will have changed when I see the boy in two weeks (for 2 days). I am dreading it. I catch myself watching him skip away and wondering where that unsure, little toddler went - all the time.

Posted by oddybobo at May 12, 2009 07:34 AM

I wish I could slow down time, at times.

Posted by JihadGene at May 12, 2009 12:48 PM

Size 10? Holy crap! I'm wear a size 10 and I'm a foot taller than Ringo.

Posted by Denny at May 12, 2009 09:37 PM

I meant "I wear a size 10" Arrrrggggghhhh!

Posted by Denny at May 12, 2009 09:38 PM