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They want to grow up.....and they don't....

Having had our first born graduate from high school has caused me to reflect on how 18 years managed to pass, seemingly in the blink of an eye. When she was born, she was born with an old soul. She was always upset with me for 'waiting to have her' and 'why didn't you have me earlier?' because she wanted to be older than she was...

They grow up so quickly. Today my youngest, a whiz on a cell phone and computer at the tender age of eight, was sitting in a stroller in front of the television set, text messaging her oldest sister.

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She wants so badly to be all grown up...and I so desperately want to keep her small and contained and in my arms for a few more years. Is that so wrong?


  1. I remember my 2 daughters growing up and becoming young women. Meeting boys and bringing them home. As much as I wanted them to stay young I knew I had to let go sooner rather than later. They still call to tell me their problems, they still say I love you everytime we catch up......They have never forgotten.

  2. For a second I misread your comment counter as "1 People connected". yeah, make that 2...

  3. nope....i have the grandkid now! the grandkids are the payoff. they make it all worthwhile!

  4. Steve, it sounds like you did a wonderful job with your girls. What a good daddy !!

    Sketchy, ha! I misread things all the time.

    FN, I've heard that grandkids are your reward for not killing your teenagers. :grin:


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