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Tuesday, September 06, 2011



You are amazing!!! This is just what I needed to hear today to remind me to appreciate my little boys. Thank you!


I had this exact same experience this morning; I normally don't go to Target after I drop off Bridget at preschool, but I decided to try and get a few errands done without anyone... it was kind of sad. I felt weird to be there by myself, during the daytime. I was probably creepily watching the lady and her little 2 year old gabbing through the aisles... sniff. I can't even imagine how sad it will be next year when Bridget goes to full-day kindergarten.

Chris S.

Not to freak you out, but now you can look forward to grandkids one day. Of course not anytime too soon. Hugs!

I only shop by myself, as shopping with my kids gives me a migraine ;)

Pat Passamonte

Oh Amy, don't be sad! You aren't done with little people, you're just moving to a new stage. Now you know better than you did 16 years ago how precious and fleeting those times are, so when you do get grandbabies, you will appreciate them in ways you can't imagine now. I honestly never expected to love ANYONE again in my life as much as I love my grand daughter. And I think those years w/o little people around makes her that much more of a gift. You should still look forward, and you have many more years of experiencing the different stages of your kids lives. There's still so much good stuff ahead of you, I promise. Have a wonderful day!


I've been doing a lot of that lately too.
These @$%# menopausal hormones!;)


Perhaps it is the pregnancy hormones in me (39 weeks with 3rd and final kid), or perhaps it is your beautiful writing, but I am a mess! Just this week I was "that mom" with her two older kids and an enormous belly struggling through the store and NOT taking the time to enjoy it. On another day, I was also "that mom" who got to go shopping all alone (if you don't count the belly) because both big kids were in school/preschool and I enjoyed it and thought "but next week, I'll have the baby with me... no more alone time." I am both excited and scared to be going back to that state. Your post brings forth so many emotions for me -- mostly gratitude to be mindful enough to take the time to look back AND to look forward. What a gift your words are to me today, even through the tears.


I need to read this every week, I think. My little guy has become so strong willed that I think I am forgetting to enjoy him sometimes. Thank you for your beautiful reminder.

Melissa Kaiserman

Sigh. Beautifully said. The only reason I'm not crying right now (over what I'll someday miss and know I am not fully appreciating right now) is because I'm on my way to bed, my hubby is not here tonight, and I don't want to cry alone. :)

Kim D

It's already been said, but you have so much to look forward to. Your pride when your children graduate from high school and college, the emotions when they are married, the overwhelming love you'll feel when you hold your first grandchild (and your second and third), the joy of discovering your children as adults and liking them as people and not because they are your children, rediscovering "just the two of you" with your husband - different but still great. You have SO much to look forward to!


What a beautiful post. (Do your kids read your blog? If not, you should share this with Haley).

It was the perfect post for me since Babboo just started kindergarten.

Carson Wininger

From Accord to a van, huh? Perhaps you could trade back to an Accord in the future. Maybe the old woman was more used to the idea of pregnant women wearing maternity dresses. It's either that or the denims you wore made you look smaller (sexier?) in all other respects but for your baby bulge. Each phase has its own ups and downs.


Another poignant, beautiful post!

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