Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I've been missing in action these last few days. I tried to sit down last night and visit everyone's blogs I usually go to and wow, I had missed out on a few days! I didn't make it to everyone's but close... so I will try to continue to check them out much later tonight.

As for me... I have been in a state of shock recently. My oldest is turning 18 tomorrow and I *gulp* am freaking out a tiny bit on the inside but remaining calm, cool and collected on the outside. HE has no clue I am freaking out. Which, I think, is a really good thing. I am sure when tomorrow is here and I get a little tear in my eye, he will know it's all out of love.

HOW IS MY SON EIGHTEEN???????????? Can SOMEONE please answer that question? How did that happen? Where did the time go? I use to think my mom was full of crap when she told me it would go by in a blink of an eye. Of course, that was usually said when I was cleaning up some body fluid off the floor, or holding him while he was screaming, or when he was driving me insane to watch a movie for the 35th time that day. I use to think...RIGHT, it doesn't go fast...the time is actually crawling at a snail's pace until this kid sleeps through the night or off the bottle or potty trained or goes to preschool or goes to school or can stay home alone or can drive. That is just something you say to make a new mom feel better when they are ready to snap! BUT OH NO PEOPLE... IT GOES BY IN A NANO-BLINK OF AN EYE. And then they are 18... *sniff*. And there you sit, 38 years old, and wonder where in the h*ll did the time go?


utmomof5 said...

I feel the same way and my oldest is only 12! Where does the time go?

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Bia said...

yikes! i went through this disbelief at the passage of time when my son turned THIRTEEN...i can't even imagine 18. (i just shuddered)

happy birthday to you very grown up son! God bless!

Shelley said...

I am so feeling you on this one. When oldest daughter started 7th grade, my mother said "I remember when you started jr high, then I turned around and you were graduating from high school!" I can't even believe she's going to be 16 in April, and I know the next two years are going to go by in a blink. It really does go fast. Lucky for us we don't age at the same rate they do, right? Because if we did, I'd be freaking 40 by now...oh wait..

btw, I LOVE your user pic. So nice to put a face with the words, and you have the cutest hair! Now if only I had a good pic of me for a user pic. Unfortunately, there are NO good pictures of me. EVER. Well, not since I was 18. There's a cute one from then.

Jessica said...

Wow! Another birthday this week... First the 10 year old, now your oldest is turning 18! It sure does go fast! I wish I could tell you not to freak out but i would be doing the same! Happy birthday to the eldest!!!!

desirae said...

I read something somewhere that said when you have kids it's amazing how slow the Days go, but how fast the Years go. I think it's quite rude of your son to turn 18 on you. How dare he?? Didn't he know that this would be hard for you?lol. Hope he has a happy birthday. (and I still have my special occasion mudslide buried under the flour mound if you are in need of a way to get through the day.)