Monday, June 21, 2010

There Goes Time

I joined an online discussion recently.  A mom's baby was turning 11 and she was surprised at how fast the time went by.

I responded by telling a story of the boys.  By the time I hit the reply button I was bawling.  Why?  Because time does fly and soon it won't be me, Gman (dh), the boys and Tyson.  M will be moving out soon.  Then it will be...well the nest just won't be the same.

I know it's the way it's supposed to be.  I don't want to keep the birds home FOREVER.  I know this is my problem to get over.  It's just so damn sad and I can't stop crying.  This will be the last time in our lives that we will live under the same roof.  Living so closely together; passing each other in the kitchen and asking where all the clean towels went.

I can't imagine a day going by without seeing them, without talking to them.  Yesterday C told a joke and Gman and I were laughing our asses off before the punchline.  I mean my stomach was aching.  There's always been laughter in our home.  I've always said one of us was going to choke during dinner one day (knocking on wood) because we're such nut jobs.

C's joke: 
There's a janitor, a small bathroom and an old lady. 
And the janitor says, "I'm not cleaning that up."

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the jilted ballerina said...

I am right there with you Mona. I am so glad to have met someone who is experiencing the same stages of life.

More Milestones said...

Thanks so much. It's nice knowing I'm not in the boat alone. : )

The Redhead Riter said...

No, you are not alone. Absolutely sickening to think of life without my daughter in it every day.

Jamie said...

Everytime one of mine hit a milestone, I think that it would be so much worse if they weren't becoming their own wonderful selves apart from me. It is hard, no doubt.

Renee said...

My daughter is almost 16. Since we moved away from my family, she spends every summer up there visiting. I usually really enjoy the break, but this year was really tough when she left and I keep thinking about how in two more years, that will be it! She wants to move back to NY and go to college up there, so I'll really hardly ever see her.

More Milestones said...

Thanks Riter & Renee, I made sure I'm his friend on MySpace and FB. I'm sure his friends think he's so cool because of that. : )

Jamie that is one thing that does give me peace - to know we've taught him the skills he needs to be on his own.

North of 25A said...

I understand! I have a son who is 26, a daughter who is 23 and a 13 year old daughter - it gets better, it is different and it is wonderful is very differnt way. Visiting from SITS. Have a great day!
Best,
Colleen

More Milestones said...

Thanks Colleen,
It is full of mixed emotions - excited for him, sad he's leaving, proud of what a great young man he has become.
Women, we're a complicated creature.

Lesa Antone said...

Always great to be able to visit with Moms of older kids. My daughter will be 18 in July and I cannot believe it! She won't be moving out anytime soon because of college, but still...does this mean I cannot micro-manage her life anymore??? (LOL...as if I ever could!)

Thanks for sharing!!

Lesa
http://LesaSpeaksOut.com

More Milestones said...

Lesa our oldest is ready to move out. I told him I don't blame him but at the same time he really has it made. All the perks and no adult responsibilities. I hope he'll change his mind but I doubt it.