When I started this blog, the Bee was about halfway through kindergarten. In just a few weeks, the school year will be over and I will be the parent of an entering middle-schooler.

The Bee is definitely ready for sixth grade, but I’m not sure I am.

We visited a friend today, who just had a new baby. I was kicking a soccer ball around their yard with the Potato and my friend’s daughter, and I told the Potato, “it’s hard to remember that you were once that little.” He looked at me in disbelief—I’m not sure if it was to say, “Mom, of course you remember,” or “Mom, I was never that little.”


June 6, 2010. family life.


  1. jo(e) replied:

    I’ve suddenly found myself old enough that when I hold a new baby, I start thinking about how it’s going to be to have grandchildren ….

  2. Jody replied:

    Spouse is having that reproduction-ending surgery at the end of the week, and babies are feeling very far in the past.

    I wish my siblings, with their newborns and toddlers, lived closer than the other side of the country.

  3. Library Lady replied:

    SC will be at the real high school (9th grade is separate), JR like the Bee will be in 6th grade come fall and the lady next door to me has a brand new baby boy.

    I wouldn’t want to trade my girls. But I would like to have HER with the high school/middle school kid and me with the baby :/

  4. Jessica replied:

    I’m sorry but…..WHAT?! Has it really happened that fast?


    I think my own child grew up too fast but other people’s children – those I don’t see on a day to day basis – really throw me for loop!

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