I know that to cater for this change the type of parties that you are invited to tend to change a little. Where once a party didn't get started till at least 10 pm it is now well and truly over by then. In fact the preferred party starting time is now somewhere closer to 10 am.
I know that when I thought of this post two days ago (experiencing the greater than expected hangover from less than what I once drank) I had many more funny points to bring up.
I know that after having sat in my draft folder for a very long time I still haven't recalled any of the funny points I originally thought of. In fact I am even starting to question if I had any in the first place. Perhaps my brain was just addled by the alcohol? Thankfully drinking is not something I do a lot of any more.
I do however know a few not so funny things about getting older that I am only to happy to share though. Which I know you are just ecstatic about ;)
I know that getting older is far more exciting as a child. As a child getting older means reaching new achievements and more new things to discover and learn. Possibilities are endless and hope abounds. While this may still be true our whole life through, once we are older we tend to think more of what should've could've been as we become jaded by past experiences and lessons learnt and sometimes not, along the way.
I know that watching a child get older, particularly when they are your own, is at times bittersweet. For as lovely as it is to watch them grow and learn and experience the wonders of the world there is also a desire to pause and freeze it all. To hold onto the time that is now.
I know that regardless of how old you are it is important to
and not get caught up in the past.
I know that with one girl teetering on the edge of puberty, another with a mouthful gaps and wobbly teeth and the third gaining new words at knots faster than gusty winds I am only to well aware of what it is like watching children getting older. It is happening right before my very eyes.
I know that watching one's children get older is much nicer than watching one's parents get older. The whole cycle of life thing really does go full circle.
True, it's both wonderful and sad watching your children grow. It's hard to accept that they are not always going to be our "little ones" watching my boys grow has certainly been rewarding, but as the eldest 2 approach the leaving home stage, I realize it has gone by to quickly and I just want to hold on a little longer xxReplyDelete
Yep it sure is a wonderful journey. One that we invest so much time into as wellDelete
Its hard seeing your children grow up - whilst so rewarding at the same time. I get quite sad looking at photos of them as babies, and wondering "where the hell did the time go?".ReplyDelete
This year has raced by...it just seems to go so fast now I am older. I need life to slow a little, so I can enjoy it more.
Each year seems to go by faster than the last doesn't it? Must be all the extra things we keep trying to pack into the yearsDelete
I have to agree with all the things that you know !!!!! It is so true - hard watching your children grow up and your parents grow old.ReplyDelete
I also can't drink like I used to - it's a real bugger isn't it !!!!
Have the best day !
In so many ways actually there is a part of me that is glad I don't drink quite like I used to, however I would like to go back to the time where I knew not what a hangover was.Delete
I hear you on the less alcohol means more of a hangover. And hangovers are so much harder to handle when you have children!ReplyDelete
I get so depressed when I think about how fast our kids are growing. They'll be me in the blink of an eye, but hopefully they'll still love me then! x
Yep it is the kid part I really find the hardest part as well, though this does ease a bit as they get older. I am sure they will still love you xxDelete
I haven't had a drink for five years. The first one is going to hit me like a tonne of bricks!ReplyDelete
My daughter is just two-and-a-half, and I'm already experiencing the 'stop growing up so fast!' moments. Sure to get worse!
Good on you for not having a drink for five years. It is certainly something that is occurring less in my life and I am not really complaining about that fact either. And yep the stop growing moments seem to occur more as they get older.Delete
I have a drink now & get lost for the next few weeks! It does silly things to my head, like make me want to hide under the doona to never reappear again ;)ReplyDelete
My children are still young but already they are growing to fast. I took my little boy to get his school uniform yesterday for next year, I cried when he put it on.
I did the same thing with our first uniform experiences as well, as for the first day at school, well...Delete
I still find it hard to believe my eldest only has three years of highschool left, and my baby starts highschool next year. I seriously don't know how this happened so darn fast! Getting older is one hell of a ride!ReplyDelete
It sure is one hell of a ride. My biggest baby goes to middle school next year and I am in denial about it. I keep asking her if she would like to repeat the last year of primary school, but apparently she doesn'tDelete
I can't believe my boys are 2wks away from finishing first yr of school.ReplyDelete
It is definitely bittersweet watching them new skills and grow up xox
Isn't it just? I love that it is so visible but at times I wish we could just pause in the moment and truly soak it all upDelete
Bittersweet. Perfect description. I love it watching my beautiful daughter develop but mourn her babyhood :-(ReplyDelete
Yes that is a perfect description, mourn the babyhood.Delete
Oh so true Rhi! So so true!ReplyDelete
I'm listening to all the kids right now out in the lounge room, and I wish I could turn back the clock so I don't miss anything I may have missed.
And my Mum, I wish she could have stayed 30 forever. She loved her thirties. I dread the day she isn't with us any more.
Thanks for linking up beautiful xxx
Yep it dawned on me the other day I spent so long worrying about the fact I would one day lose dad I never contemplated mum getting old. Now dad has gone, I suddenly realised that mum won't actually be here for ever either.Delete
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