Last week i was hit smack in the face with the reality of how fast our children grow up. My first born, my first daughter, finally became ‘legal to gamble in Vegas’, as she put it. My little girl turned 21 last Sunday. We had a party and of course I had tears. I created a powerpoint presentation of her over the years. The title “Minnie Winnie, My little Pocket Rocket, From 0 to 21…. Just like that.” How quick the years have gone. I feel like shes not my baby anymore and although she moved out of home when she was 19, and has called me every morning since, I have this fear that this will stop soon. Now that shes officially an adult in every country I am scared she will no longer need me.

My only son will be 18 in October. Yet another grown up child. Where has the time gone??

My youngest is 8 and I have made it my mission to ensure everyday that we create a memory. I dont want my kids to be adults so soon. Cherish every minute of the baby years, toddler years, childhood days and teen years. Cause Just Like That, They grow up.

Posted by rose77, 4th August 2013

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  • yep! its sad but that’s a fact of life. like we are getting old too..


  • My little girls are now big girls.


  • Yes too fast. my son is 8. it has gone by so quick


  • Your story hit a note with me! Despite my little one only being 14 months old I just can’t figure out where time has gone… It seems the older you get the faster it goes and as soon as you have kids it’s like the fast forward button has been pressed and is stuck!
    Your children might go through brief periods where they aren’t in contact as much but I’m sure they’ll always need their mum no matter how old they get!
    I know I’d be lost without mine :)


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