It’s the little things, which are actually big things…
Like when she tells me she is mad and upset with herself for making a dumb choice rather than angry with me for pulling her up on it – that’s how I know she is growing up.
And then she spends an hour dressing herself up as a Moshi Monster pirate – and that’s how I know she is still a little kid.
What little/big things tell you that your kids are growing up…. and what tell that they are still little?
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Jeanette Nyberg says
Beautiful. It’s weird to see them at this age, sort of torn between being little and growing up. I never know which side of my 10 year old is going to come out… on one hand I’ll see some friend drama, and then 20 minutes later, she’ll be pulling out the Monster High dolls that she keeps hidden away.
My kids are smaller than yours but I still see signs that they are growing up. Like the way my 5 year old picks her little sister up when she falls over and tells her that its all going to be ok because she is there…..and the way that she cried when I told her about some of the work we are doing in India, because she feels sorry for those kids…in these moments my heart smiles, because she is growing up, and it also aches a little, because she is growing up……oh, and your daughters costume! very cool!!
Susan, Mum to Molly says
I love that my Ms 10 still calls me Mumma, and sleeps with about 6 softfriends in the bed (along with her Moshi Monsters doona!), and still watches ABC4kids with her younger sisters.
But then manages her crazy schedule of 7-times-a-week extracurricular activities (what happened to my rule of no more than 3??), responsibly and still gets her homework done without (too much) complaint.
I’m a little bit in awe of her… when she’s not menacing her sisters! :-)