Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thursday at last

Do you have those days where you feel like you're trying to perform the impossible? You know the days I mean...things go wrong before you even leave the house. Its a sign that one is meant to stay in bed.

My youngest 'baby' (above) is going to be 13 next week. Already I can see the tide turning, grouchy surliness where previously there was laughter and light. I know it's all just temporary and yet that somehow makes it feel worse! I want my Little One back!! I want snuggles and someone to laugh at my really dumb jokes, I don't want the eye-rolling and the dark looks! This is the stuff they DON'T tell you about in the fluffy pregnancy books.

I am sure I was never like this when I was wee.


Stickup Artist said...

Gee it must be hard as a parent to watch your sweet baby turn into a teenager. It's a difficult time for everyone. I imagine it's pretty rough on them, especially these days. I wouldn't want to go through it again, no way!

Steve said...

I share your pain. Our eldest at 9 is already exhibiting full on teen moody traits. I look at our happy chirpy little 'un and realize our fun mood-free times are limited. Make the most of them while you can I say.

Tenon_Saw said...

We were lucky with our firstborn. Secondborn is now both a teenager and has Asperger's. However, great moments shine through. I cringe when I think of my own teenage years.

Barry Coidan said...

We don't have kids, young or grown up. What's it like having to be an adult when your kids are around?

Rol said...

Temporary? I'm still waiting to grow out of my surly teenage phase, 20 years later!

ρομπερτ said...

With me son being only three years of age, am still enjoying to leave home with him, escaping to the playground.
Yet, if he'll be a bit like me in ten years time, that will surely be an adventure.
All the very best for you on this Friday.

The Sagittarian said...

Stickup-It is hard, but you know what? I would do it all over again...just with more wine!

Steve-You just gotta make the most of every day eh? Our recent tragedy has certainly highlighted that for me, so altho' I'm whining I don't begrudge it one bit.

TS- I reckon I was quite soft on my parents as a teenager. Sounds as tho' you certainly have challenges, which explains your splendid character! :-)

Barry-it sucks big chunks.

Rol-oh but you're doing so well (and from a distance you seem almost fine!)

Robert-you must treasure those early years. Everyone told me that they (kids) grow so fast but to be honest it really didn't sink in. Now all these years later I am left wondering where the time has gone...enjoy your weekend.

Meggie said...

Oh Good Luck with those teenaged years of moods. I know I was a total bitchfaced cow when I was a teenager!
I got really lucky, because my children were not!

kj said...

sag, you might like to remember this book:

'get out of my life..

but first can me and cheryl have a ride to the mall?"

it helped me enormously. :)

TheUndertaker said...

Hey, I know exactly what you mean! My 'baby' is about to turn 15 and I want my 10 year old gorgeous boy back, buhu. He is still gorgeous, of course, just more cunning, wraps me quicker around his little finger and more grown up and 'knowing'... I'm not letting go however, but I guess I'm going to have to, soon.
All the best with the Happy 13!

...louciao... said...

That is a magical photo of your daughter commanding the tide and the murmuring of your heart strings.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Ah but you've got all the joys of the boomerang generation to look forward to. They're 55 before they move out these days! ;-)