Tuesday, April 23, 2013

He is Growing Up So Fast

I only have one child. He is six and a half. He is really growing up. I knew this would happen, but it's happening so fast. Time is flying by like the wind. I am cherishing every day and every moment. It all started when he told me to stop calling him baby. No matter how many times I say that I am not calling him a baby that wears a diaper. I am calling him baby like honey or sweetie.  It doesn't matter, he doesn't like it.  I have been working on it but its hard.

Noah has started giving himself his own baths. I am in the room of course but he doesn't want any help. I let him do it, but help to get the extra shampoo out.  We had a conversation about how I can't give him baths anymore. I wanted to cry. It was definitely a bittersweet moment. I am happy that he is independent and confident. I am a little sad because he's no longer that little boy. I am crying while writing this.

He has started telling me to stop babying him. I am his mom, I want to help him but I guess I need to wait to be asked.  He always thinks its amazing when I read his mind. When I know what he wants. I just smile and say because I am your mom.  I know what you are thinking. 

He no longer watches Sprout. This past Christmas, there wasn't a Caillou Holiday Movie marathon. I no longer hear Chica's squeak. I look forward to all the awesome things to come. I'm just gonna miss things that he used to do.

51 comments:

  1. so hard when they want to do for themselves. I am trying to give them space but it isn't easy

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  2. Awww... it's true though every stage brings something new. That point where they start getting independent though is hard, we've done so much for them for so long, it's almost like plucking a piece of yourself off and putting it aside :(

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  3. I think my 11 year old likes for me to still baby him. He is my second child and perhaps there is something with birth order.

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  4. Awww they really do grow up too fast

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  5. My son is 10 and it seems like he was just a baby last week. If I think about it too much, it makes me very sad. :( I love the age my son is, but just wish time didn't go so fast.

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  6. It doesn't take long and before you know it they are driving.

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  7. It's hard when they become more independent, but at least he still lives at home. My two have flown the nest! Enjoy him!

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  8. LOL, I can't call mine baby either. It does go by fast. :)

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  9. My 12 year old son will no longer kiss me on the lips....even when no one is around...sad.

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  10. They always do, it's so sad :(

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  11. Awwww. This is so sweet, and I know how you feel. But I will never for all the money in the world miss Caillou. LOL!

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  12. Awww. They grow up too fast don't they? (or not fast enough depending on the day. Haha!)

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  13. I hear ya. Our daughter is 12 but we still talk about the things she liked as a toddler.

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  14. Hugs mama! It goes too fast and I am not looking forward to the day my son is too big for me.

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  15. I must admit that I miss Caillou and Sprout. The ONLY reason I subscribed to cable was for Sprout, and now my 5 year old is done with it. I will say that all four of my children LOVE the pet names I have for them. Even the 18 year old college-boy loves being called 'sweetheart,' 'love,' and 'babydoll.'

    Hang in there, momma, the best is yet to come! HUGS!

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  16. Our kids grow up much too fast. My son is twenty six and I find myself wondering where the time went.

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  17. How cute. They have to grow up. :(

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  18. Oh, it makes me so sad. I was looking at pictures just tonight and it had me in tears over how big my own boys are getting.

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  19. This reminds me to cherish these times...even if The Sesame Street theme haunts my dreams. ;)

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  20. My daughter is growing up before my eyes and it's so terrifying. I don't want this to be over so quickly.

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  21. awww its a sad day. My little guy hasn't reached this stage yet. thank goodness. Hugs to you mom he'll alwys be ur baby in your heart

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  22. I know...they grow so quickly. We're into Legos now...no more Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

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  23. Sometimes I wish I could just slow down time.

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  24. I know how you feel, mama. It's so hard to see them grow so fast. I can't believe my first-born is already going to be 4 years old next month. Makes me wanna cry.

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  25. My oldest turns 9 this summer and my heart is breaking. All we can do is savor every moment and help them become amazing adults.

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  26. They definitely do grow too fast. My oldest just turned 16.

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  27. They grow up fast! My son is Mr. Independent, too.

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  28. Yes, it can be bittersweet. My son was about 7 when I started thinking I might want more than one child. It must be the age they get all independent on us!

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  29. Awe! It does go so fast! I wish I could pause it or at least put it in slow motion!

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  30. My son will be 9 in May and it makes me sad to think of how fast it goes by!

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  31. Watching them grow is bittersweet. My little guy just turned 2, and it's amazing how much has changed in just 2 years (ow has it even been 2 years already?). We had an outing today and he wanted to walk more than ride in the stroller. It's always sad to see younger things come to an end. Big hugs mom!

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  32. They always grow up way too fast.

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  33. My middle son is very independent too. Makes me wish he didn't grow up so fast

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  34. Wait till the age of the kiss of death, that's where you aren't allowed to kiss them in front of their friends.

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  35. I know exactly what you are going through...Angeline is 15 and is turning 16 this year. She's dating, already talking about colleges...it scares the crap out of me!

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  36. My dude's only 3 & a half and I already feel the same way, I can't imagine what it'll be like in 3 years. *Hugs*

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  37. My oldest just turned 7. Something about that age just says he is no longer a little kid. It is bittersweet. The change from Sesame Street to Transformers. From Duplo's to Lego's. But at least we get to see them turn into amazing little men right before our eyes.

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  38. In a blink of an eye they are so grown up!! It's crazy!!

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  39. Our babies do grow up so fast! :(

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  40. Sigh...time flies so fast, doesn't it? I wish they could stay little forever!

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  41. Violet has never really watched Sprout, she's more a Nick Jr or Disney Jr girl. But in only 2 years she'll be 6 1/2 and I hope she doesn't want to give up that!

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  42. I am having a hard time letting my kids grow up too!

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  43. What is up with this whole growing up thing? Sheesh! ;)

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