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Growing Up Too Fast

So, it me the other day that my little Moo will not be so little for much longer.  I felt very sad because I must admit that I have greatly enjoyed having her need me for simple things.  And tried to explain it to one of my friends and of course they didn't understand because they don't have kids and just couldn't sympathize with the emotions I was feelings.  The more I tried to explain it to them the more they were convinced that I was overreacting.  The conversation ended with me being highly frustrated that they would blow my feelings for my child off as nothing and needless to say I haven't been exactly dying to talk to them again since.

My point is that Moo is almost two and while she still needs me for basic survival, she has become so independent so fast that it really took me by storm just watching all the things she can do by herself now.  Like for example, she can untie her sneakers even if I double loop them.  She can undress and redress herself.  The clothes may not always be on the right side but they're on the right body parts.  She can drink out of regulars glasses without a lid.  But that's only when she's really calm isn't running thru the house with it.

She can unlock the screen door, close the front door,  and reach all the locks on the bedroom doors.  She's a master at climbing.  I mean we're climbing up on the couch, the table, the bed, clothes baskets, the entertainment system and anything else she can pull her little body onto.  We're making progress with learning how to brush our teeth good, but she can get a the job done sans me.  She's feeding herself and even knows how to unwrap gum and candy.

She's opening the refrigerator door, trying to operate the microwave and flicking channels with the remote.  I could go on and on about the things she can do and how I miss being able to do them for her.  Thus, I have decided that instead of going into her second birthday with a looming sadness, I'm going to just cherish the moments and capture the memories as they come.  I know that there are greater adventures out there for us to face together.  Even as I type this I'm watching her out the corner of my eye eating a piece of cake and I know that no matter how old she gets I'll still be her mother and never replaced!


  1. That's right... you'll always be mama. and no amount of growing up will ever change that :)

  2. Wow, Moo does a LOT for two years old - that's awesome!

    Awww, girl, I feel you on this one. Its so bittersweet to watch them mature before our eyes. While I'm happy to see Chase growing and becoming more independent, a part of me does feel sad, like I'm losing my baby. Like you, I definitely miss the whole being "needed" like when they were babies.

    Of course, I've got Bryce now.... but I know he'll be growing/developing so rapidly, and all my babies will be GONE. lol. I can see why people keep doing it again and again (having lots of kids, that is - lol)

    ~ Yakini

  3. Doesn't growing up SUCK!!! Honestly, I'm gonna be real I want another baby so that I can always have a little one around. But thats nooottt gonna happen. So all I can do is sit back and enjoy my daughter growing up and experiencing and making her own friends and coming up with her own ideas and her own personality. I take comfort in knowing I have and continue to raise a kind caring friendly well-mannered daughter. It's very bittersweet. My heart aches for the baby she was that needed me who wanted nothing but to cuddle with me day in and night. Now she wont even kiss me goodbye anymore in front of her friends. Sigh. They grow up too fast.

  4. I am a new follower, coming from spotlight saturday blog. I am a mother of three and in some ways I wish my babies could stay young and innocent but then there are the days when I get tired of the hundred trips to the potty and daily homework battle that makes me wish they were older already =) But thats just the life of a mother I guess!
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  6. I know exactly what you mean. It's so bittersweet when your kids start being able to do things for themselves.

  7. I know exactly how you feel. I have 3, and they just all grew up way to fast. Its definitely a bitter sweet feeling, but you have so much to look forward to as she gets older as well :) She may not act like she needs you at times, but she always will!

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  8. @SweetAL-That is so true. No amount of growth will ever change the fact that I'm her mom and knowing that is what's keeping me sane.

    @Yakini-It is bittersweet and I feel kind of bad for wanting her to not grow up on me. And yes, she does a lot for a two year old. It kind of freaks me out a little bit when I think of all the stuff she can do.

    @MommyGlow-So not looking forward to the days when Moo will think she is too old for kisses. I would be heartbroken. But you have a point, we are raising beautiful young daughters and the positive side to them growing up on us is witnessing who the individuals they're becoming.

    @tlcfree2beme-While you are tired of the potty runs and homework, I am eagerly awaiting those things. You can tell that I'm a rookie mom. LOL.

    @Veronica Lee-Thanks for stopping by!!

    @Jill-I'm just trying to find comfort in the things she can't do for herself like cook!

    @Surviving Motherhood-Thanks for the blog award!! And everyone keeps telling me that she'll always need me and I can see that it's true. I'm in my mid twenties and there are times when I still need my mom whether it's to vent or a shoulder to cry on.