I must be getting old!
Okay, I am going to type in orange today to make myself feel better. I am getting old. I have 4 children and one of them turns 10 today. No big deal,right? Except that, I have 3 out of 4 children who are double digits!! That makes me old! I don't know where the time went. It seems like yesterday that I was in high school and trying to come up with reasons to get out of high school for the day. (Okay, so maybe not yesterday, but not too long ago!) How in the world did I get two teenagers, a 10 year old, an almost 7 year old, a dog, a house and a husband? I feel like Sybil- I wake up as someone else! I must be the only person alive that dreads their children's birthday's more than my own. I should look at this as a positive thing- for example--- Holy cow, I have had all these kids for all these years and I haven't done anything to permanently damage one of them yet! (Okay, so the jury is still out on Janson- I did drop him on his head when he was little) Oh well, life goes on. They will all grow up and leave me and then I am stuck here with a house, a dog and a husband. (Just kidding, honey!) All of you people out there who have already undergone this part of your life where your kids have flown the coop, email me and tell me how great it is, okay? I just don't want to be one of those people who have nothing to say to each other because their main topic of conversation(the kids) are no longer there on a daily basis. Of course, I want my kids to do well and leave the nest. I just don't want them to make their nests in another state. I think my mom and dad are kind of bored with life without children. My mom calls me a lot! So, I put this challenge out there for you and me and anyone who reads this....Go make a conversation with your partner that does not include children, money or any cartoon currently on television. I guess I should end this with a Happy Birthday to my little girl----Even if she is growing without my permission.