Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't hate me because my kids are older

I know what it's like to be sitting there with the 3 and 2 year olds ... reading blogs about hiking and science experiments and art projects ... and you look back to see the 2-year-old sticking their hand in their diaper so they can taste their poo. You don't think your life will ever be full of these kinds of things.

I've sooooo been there. Please trust me, however. The day really will come when you can go to the hardware store, buy a couple of switches and a soldering iron, and watch your kids create their own connections to power lights and motors.

You really will be able to hand your 11-year-old a wood burner, some goggles, and tell her to put everything up when she's done so she can play in the sprinkler some more.

I promise you. Right now it seems eons away. It's coming. When it gets here, you'll find yourself freaking out that drivers' licenses and graduations are looming. For all the wishing they'd hit a new phase, you'll be wishing you could slam on the brakes.

In the meantime, I won't lie to you. This part is really, really cool!


Mary Beth said...

Thank you for the reminder. I was just about to explode when I heard a friend talking about taking her kids kayaking in Alaska, snorkeling in Mexico, etc. I wanted to say, "I just want to cook dinner without someone attached to my leg!"

Kim said...

Mary Beth, that's the greatest thing I've ever heard ... there's a small being attached to my back or front (in a carrier), my leg, or breast all day. And it's the same being each time!

T & T Livesay said...

i still hate you.


Hannah_Rae said...

My hubby is excited cuz our eldest has earned enough privileges back to help him with a major computer-assembling project. Sooo fun! I want to burn something now!



Recovering Noah said...

Sweetie, you could've just emailed me privately. You didn't have to dedicate an entire blog post to me.


P.S. Do kids eventually learn to sleep in past 5:30 in the morning on a weekend?

Christine said...

Leslie, only when you HAVE to get up early.