Wednesday, August 04, 2004

tres weird

My teenage daughter is sitting in the family room with her cousin and her cousin's boyfriend, laughing and watching a movie.

I'm the 40-year-old mom making the popcorn.

Sometimes these grown-up moments really freak me out.




Blogger Will said...

And the almost-40 year old father was too tired and fell asleep reading. Man, we're all getting old.

August 5, 2004 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Bill Arnold said...


I had a moment last night when I thought, "I have a son? I'm too young to have a son!" I know everyone probably has 'em, but that was my first time.

Now if that me I probably would have had to do something childish just to freak THEM out. Don't they deserve that for making you feel old?

August 5, 2004 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

Oooh, baby. My 25-year-old son is getting married in two weeks. I helped him move last Saturday, and cried in front of him, saying, "But I just brought you home from the hospital..."

Later that day, the mail brought a thank-you from his bride-to-be, thanking me for a shower gift. "I couldn't have chosen a better mother-in-law."

OMG! Mother-in-law!!! She got me good... :)

August 5, 2004 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Jules Quincy Stephens said...

Oh, so those feelings just get worse. My daughters are 5 and almost-3, and I already feel that way.

August 5, 2004 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

When I was pregnant with our first child I wrote something in my journal like, "how can I be a mom? I'm not grown up enough to be a mom." In some ways I still don't feel like a grown-up. I mean, how's that supposed to feel? I'm almost 40. Aren't I supposed to feel like a grown-up now?

That first baby is now 13, wearing makeup and getting a twinkle in her eyes when the guys tease her. What am I supposed to with that? Oh--and her brother has these huge shoulders . . .

Once in a while I just go to bed earlier and make my four kids tuck me in for a change. That'll show them!

August 6, 2004 at 12:27 AM  

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