I am not a “feel all the feels” mom, or what I called a “Milestone Mom”.

I know a lot of people that just like to cry over things, especially when it comes to their kids getting older or reaching milestones.

Some people cry when their kids can hold their own bottle, feed themselves, dress themselves, tie their shoes. They wish they could turn back the clock and go back to when their kids were little.

Me? I’m like Hell yea!! One less thing I have to do.

I couldn’t wait for Stella to be able to sit in the Bumbo seat

Maybe it’s because we had three kids in three years that I was glad when these milestones happened and some time was freed up for us.

Teddy dressed himself for the snow…WooHoo

I must say I was kind of upset when my kids learned to walk. That mean they were going to be getting their hands on EVERYTHING. Let’s face it, unless you have all of your stuff six feet off the floor and have nothing to climb on, your house will never be baby proof.

Free yard work!

My kids getting older means I’m getting older and I am definitely not okay with that. I think that’s what gets me the most.

Stella is going to be nine next month and Maizie will be in middle school next year.

That’s what hurts, me having kids that old means I’m that old.

Before you know it they will be getting ready for college. They have all told me they are NEVER leaving.

I can’t say I’m completely thrilled with that idea.

Will it hit me someday that my tiny babies are getting older? Perhaps, but for now I will see the joy in my tiny freedoms with their independence.

 

28 Comments on I’m Sorry But I’m Not A Milestone Mom

  1. I’m the same way. I enjoy watching my children grow up – and rarely get sad that it’s happening. That is our job: to raise them, not keep them little šŸ™‚

  2. LOL. The only milestone I did not like was when the kids went from sitting in one place to crawling and walking. Now, my kids can finally both dress themselves!

  3. Oh girl, I know what you are going through. My son is in his 30’s and I cried so hard when he graduated from High School. I couldn’t believe he was out of the house.

    Thennnnnnnn he was out of the house and gone to college and life was fun!!! LOL I still miss him today not being around asking me questions all the time.

  4. As awful as it sounds, I don’t remember many of my kids’ milestones. But I do remember all the fun we had and all the love we share. My girls will be 8, 9, and 13 this year and I can’t believe how fast time has gone.

  5. Everything changes when they can walk! I didn’t cry about it, but if I had, it would have been because they could suddenly get to everything and break it. Haha!

  6. My friend ad I were just talking about this last Monday! We are both Virgos and pretty no-emotional! Not saying that we don’t care of feel – we do! We just are not overly expressive! ā˜ŗ

  7. Great way of thinking about it! I too had three kids in three years, my oldest is 9 and my youngest is 6. It was so much chaos for the first few years with all three. Now that the dust has settled I adore their personalities shining through so much. I get better glimpses of each of them as they get older.

  8. I try to raise my kids as good as I can and I know it will continue until they’re in higher school levels. More than independence and freedom, I teach them how to be responsible for their actions too. I am not perfect. I have two kids and I was a milestone mom with the first. Not super detailed with the 2nd just because I don’t have time to jot them down. I still remember when my first daughter said her first word, ‘fish’, which her grandfather taught her at 10 months old. I guess it doesn’t really matter whether we’re a milestone mom or not, we all love our kids and we raise them well in accordance to our personal beliefs. šŸ™‚ Cheers to us all!

  9. I don’t think this is a bad way to parent at all! Everyone has their own techniques, and hey, it sounds like it’s working for you! šŸ™‚

  10. I LOVE the milestones, but I don’t cry over them. I actually feel that I enjoy my kids more as they get older and a bit more independent – like, suddenly we’re able to do all these cool new things with them and we can communicate how much fun we’re having. I really struggled with them as infants, so this is definitely more fun. I kinda wish I could keep them this age for a while longer though…I see the tween years coming and I’m already scared! LOL

  11. Time really does fly by when your kids are little. It seems like yesterday they were learning to walk and now they are both away at College.

  12. Time passes. It will pass whether you mark it or not. If you are happy, if the kids are happy – right? Although i suspect they will all go out into the world

  13. I’m not sure if I consider myself a milestone mom either. I am really bad about keeping up with documenting things.

  14. I can say that the only things that we really celebrate or keep up with around here is birthdays. I was definitely not that mom that got really into keeping books and awards and things that my kids earned.

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