Almost Grown Kids: Seriously in a Different Place
This is what I am used to. A teen daughter doing her teen thing. My daughter has added a job to her list of attributes along with getting ready for her first prom. My youngest is about to turn 11 next month and turning into a middle school typical boy. Farting is funny and annoying his sister is a full-time job. Why am I even discussing this? Well, I’m being bombarded with blogs showing Naturals having their first babies and dealing with new marriages. Sigh…I’m just in a different place.
It’s kind of funny to see these women discuss how they will raise their babies and how life is for them. I get it. You have it all figured out. What they fail to realize is that the baby will come with his or her own personality and since you don’t know what that is yet; you don’t know what the hell you are really getting into. These are PEOPLE you will be raising. I’m looking forward to their future posts for laughs. I was once like them…
I’m more in the category with a favorite blogger of mine who got her baby going off to college at the end of this school year. What a transition! My oldest will be a senior next year so I’m going through a transition as well. It’s kind of scary but no more scary then when that doctor put my daughter on my belly after giving birth. I remember thinking what the hell am I gonna do with this baby?!? Yea, reality was setting in but it really set in the first time I tried to go to the store with her. All the crap I had to bring with me let me know my solitary life was over. I’ve never regretted a moment since and never looked back.
So, enjoy your new journey as I enjoy the remainder of mine. I’m giggling at your attempts at potty training or getting the baby to sleep through the night as I deal with rolling eyeballs and demands of seeing them as a person. No matter what state you are in, you are in it for the long haul and let me tell you ….it’s a long rewarding one.
Do you have a favorite age/stage with your kids?
Sabrina R Perkins is a full-time blogger, natural hair enthusiast and finds herself daily evolving into a minimalist. Sabrina’s background is in government regulation and with her Masters in Public Administration she’s gotten up close and personal with local as well as national politics right here in Colorado. She has two kids, one in college and the other in middle school so her heart is in keeping her family healthy and happy as well as applying natural living into their lives. Her blog is www.seriouslynatural.org and you can follow her on twitter @NaturalSabrina.