Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Big Bad World

It is such a cliché to say that kids grow up way to fast…every parent thinks that and every child wishes they could grow up faster so they can do what the older kids are doing…but it really does feel like time flies by when you are a parent.

I am feeling completely out of sorts because my not so little girl anymore is off to outdoor school (from here on out referred to as Taylor Bluff*)this week and it’s the first time in her life that I’ve been away from her for any amount of time that she wasn’t at least with family. Even when she goes to my parents I can still call and talk to her, but not now. Here every 6th grader goes to outdoor school for a week where they hike and learn all kinds of things that you can’t do hands on in a classroom. Ari has been excited about going for the last three years and told us we weren’t allowed to move from California until she got to go to Taylor Bluff. I’m excited for her and I hope she has a great time, but she left yesterday morning, it’s over an hour and a half away and I have no communication with her until Friday afternoon. She’s growing up and I’m not sure I’m ready yet for her to be out there in this big bad world all on her own. So for now I’m a little out of sorts and lamenting the fact that my little girl isn’t so little anymore.


Saying goodbye!






Devyn is s little out of sorts as well...she keeps shrugging her shoulders while saying "Ari" as her way of asking why Ari isn't home yet. We keep telling her that Ari is at camp and will be home in a few days, but obviously she doesn't get it.


*Name changed to protect Ari while she is away from home.

13 comments:

Tina said...

They do grow up too fast. I have often thought of home schooling just to keep them closer, but then I see some of the kids in our neighborhood that are HS'ed and it isn't pretty.

Desi said...

I too have thought about the homeschooling thing for about two seconds before I come to the realization that one of us probably wouldn't make it through the first week...ha ha ha.

The Proud Grandparents said...

Can totally relate to having mixed emotions about your children growing up. Ari does look extra grown up with her hair braided and she looks so nice in her new "red" coat. Can't beat the happy look on her face for getting to go on this outdoor adventure. She has been excited for this for a long time.

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Aaw, can't they just stay little?

andrew's mom said...

Such a cool opportunity for her but I totally get the growing up fast thing. Wish I could slow down the clock a little myself. By the way I am loving the braids!

the wrath of khandrea said...

i'm loving her hair. is it hers, or did you buy braids?

mika went to science camp with his class this year, for a week as well. it was weird. i had no one to do the dishes for me.

Karla said...

It was so good to see you over the Holidays. Your girls are both so darling and yes...Ari is growing up too fast!! LEt me know how her audition goes. I will keep my fingers crossed.

Kat said...

awwwww! I can imagine your anxiety. I'll probably go through the same when my kids are old enough to be away from home. :( Dont even want to think about it.

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ki-loody said...

hey.. just a random comment from a random someone...

I dont have kids yet, but I sure understand how its hard to get through it...
but thats life, and Im sure our parents got the same feelings when they had to let us go for the first time....

but thats how you can teach your baby to learn and communicate with the world, and you should always be posstive about it.. <3 dont panic..

peace..

Karla said...

Hmmmmmm...it has been a long time since you have put up a new post!! Pretty please! I am missing seeing pictures of those cuties.

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