C.B. asks from Fernley, NV on August 02, 2012
My Daughter Turned 10 Today
so my daughter turned 10 today and as happy as she is i can't help but feel a little tinge of sadness. ahh they grow up so soon. so what age did you feel that little tinge of sadness or did you not? :)
i also have to add that when my son entered kindergarten, i remember just totally tearing up. :)
i am like a kleenex commerical. lol
So What Happened?™
my daughter just called (her and her brother are in california with grandma and grandpa) to tell me they surprised her with a trip to monteray. she was over the moon and every other word was "mommy this/mommy that". my heart is smiling so bright right now. thanks for the replies, they made me smile as well.
C.Z. answers from Omaha on August 02, 2012
This is going to sound lame but I cried myself to sleep the night after preschool graduation... I just couldn't hold it anymore so compared to me you are superwoman
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R.J. answers from Seattle on August 02, 2012
This MAY be Debbie Downer or Uma Uplifting depending on your view.
My son almost died last year (a LOT, as in hospitalized for ages) at ages 8&9. Since then? He's here with me, so I don't give a darn. He's 'himself' (we had friends in Chilsrens whose low oxygen kids suffered brain damage so will always be "kids"), and alive, and I am so happy and blessed and hopeful to get to see him grow up!!!
I had a LOT of twinges during toddler years I STOMPED on. I don't believe anyone brings on anything, but my 33yo cousin is LFA, and never progressed beyond toddler years. So every time I got sad about "my baby" I jumped on that thought and shook it to pieces like a dog. I DO NOT want my son to be a baby, child, "forever". I've seen that (and my aunt who beats herself up for wishing my cousin could be a baby forever, thinking god listened to her prayers a little too closely).
I am so THRILLED, happy, over the moon at each new stage. So blessed and lucky, and excited to be able to watch my son grow into a man.
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L.L. answers from Orlando on August 02, 2012
aww :( my daughter turns 10 in 3 weeks!!! double digits!
S.D. answers from St. Louis on August 02, 2012
I totally get what you are saying. I feel sad for EVERY birthday...cause they'll never be that age again.
BUT some ages I am not ALLLL that sorry to see go (hello 3-4 I'm talking to you LOL)
It's kind of part of realizing that someday I will have to let them go, but as parents, that's our job!!
C.C. answers from San Francisco on August 02, 2012
My daughter is turning 10 in a month, and I haven't yet felt any sadness over her growing up. To me, it's so great to see her growing and maturing, to see how her mind is developing and to have hints of what a wonderful young woman she will become. I'm certainly in no hurry for her to grow up, but I don't mind it that she is. (But then, I am not a very emotional person to begin with.)
K.B. answers from Augusta on August 02, 2012
I felt the same way when my daughter turned thirteen last year. She turns 14 next month. :( They grow up so fast! Especially when they start Highschool! (my daughter going to 8th grade though! )
D.D. answers from Denver on August 02, 2012
I dont know that I have felt sad about my children getting older. I think I was sad when my oldest went to kindergarten. Not that he got older.
S.R. answers from Washington DC on August 02, 2012
My dd is 9, but very small for her age. I guess I don't get upset as she gets older because she's still small and a mommy's girl... I can still pick her up (only 49 lbs).