Saturday, December 10, 2016

Teens to Adult-ing!

It's been a VERY long time since I've written a post. I realized that posting about my teens, while they were teens, ~could~ be embarrassing and uncovering for them. I care about those things and so I set aside this blog for a time.

I officially have three kids in college now. One is a senior, one is a junior and my youngest completed high school early and will start community college in the Spring. What the what!?!? Crazy. 

I remember looking at my first born son when he was a baby scooting around on the floor and saying to my husband, "Can you picture him with hairy man legs and driving?"  No way could we picture it.

I remember watching my daughters play Barbies and having tea parties and asking, "Can you picture them with makeup on and driving to work?" No way.

Well, here's what they look like now (2 of them in their 20's and one teen) and they are doing all of those things, adult-ing and such.
The oldest doesn't live with us and comes home from college to visit on a regular basis. His college is a 1 hour plane ride or a 6 hour car drive away.  Our middle daughter is an adult as well and lives at home. With the two adult kids, the dynamic is changing with us and it's hard. Not because it's hard for them but because it's hard for us. We have a "plethora" of wisdom and advice and thoughts, and encouragement, and correction and love and ....etc, etc. and they listen but they then do precisely as they see fit.  :)  I know that part of adult-ing is making decisions and making mistakes, getting into uncomfortable situations and learning from all of them. Sigh...can I just say it's hard to watch your kids do that?
That's all for now.  I haven't figured out the "keep 'em in a bubble forever" thing yet. I'm starting to think it doesn't exist.

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