Whose having them? Me!!! I know people usually say that phrase to describe what their kids are going through, but my kids are fine. It is me that is having the problem! I don't want my kids to GROW up!!! It's down right painful!!!
Last week Kayla casually asks if she can wear makeup. OK, knowing her Dad had set up a timeline for his little girl when she was a baby, I told her that she would have to ask her dad. "I already did and he said that I was at that age."
What? Who forgot to tell me that she was "at that age?!" I should have known that when the timeline was broken when she got her ears pierced at 11 years of age instead of 12, that he was "caving."
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a stickler for the timeline. As far as I'm concerned she could have had her ears pierced much younger and she already has worn makeup to special events... but my heart is aching because my little girl is growing up. The first time she got her period, I wanted to cry. When she asked for a hair straightener for Christmas, I wanted to cry. Every time we pass by the young girl's clothing section, I want to cry. Every time I look at her these days, I just want to...well you get the picture.
So today, when I am informed by a friend that my son has a girlfriend, I am about to fall over. I know that it is not unusual for little kids to have a "special friend." I also know it doesn't mean much in the 4th grade. Maybe you talk for five minutes on the playground or someone writes a note. For the most part it is all about bragging rights.
However, if you knew my son, then you would understand that it is a big deal. I guess having a big sister has always thrown him off of wanting a girlfriend. He would always turn bright red if I even teased him about a girl who was a friend. He has had plenty of girls that were good friends, but not a "girlfriend."
Yep! It is official. My little boy is growing up too.
Oh, if only time could stand still... I guess I will just have to put my big girl panties on an take this like a Mother!!! That or invest in the Kleenex company.