Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Surely she can't be that old

My sweet 8 year old girl & I went to her new school open evening.  I got all nostalgic & sad that First school is in its final year.  It only seems a couple of years ago that we were deciding what first school to go to.  Now she's all bigger & not my little-girl anymore.  I really see the changes in her body preparing her for adolescence.  I try not to get all bitter sweet about it but dammit, its all getting away from me.  I really need to remember my word for the year - Delight - and enjoy what is.  My sweet baby is growing into a young girl, soon to be a girl-woman.  That is the way things go, and its OK.  She will always be my precious first born, whatever age she is.

5 comments:

  1. I know your pain, my first is 10 and middle one is 8 and they suddenly look all grown up :-( I am happy for them but sad I am losing them in a little way. x

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  2. I have ten years on you ... my little girl will be 18 in December !!! She takes her driving test soon. HOW did that happen ?

    I know how you feel - I used to dread mine getting older but I can honestly say, all the changes have been wonderful and I really really do not miss standing in the playground anymore !

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  3. ahh i have tears in my eyes reading this im struggling also with my son who is now 14 and my little baby who is now 9 is in is last year of primary school i can't believe where the time has gone either its very hard to let go, but let go we must and it is sooooo hard. Dee x

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  4. I hate mine getting older, they're 15 and 12 and really growing in to young adults now. I think they'll always be my babies though.

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  5. Crikey dick, my little girl is 19 now and has left home too! Now I really do feel old, x

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