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.
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.
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.
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.