Ok, so I know a lot of mom's are prob. going to think I'm being a total baby about this, but here goes....
I have 4 kids. Next school yr. 3 of them will be in school, & in 3 yrs. they will all be in school. My oldest will be a senior, the yr. my youngest starts kindergarden.... I know I'm going to try to go back to work full time, when this happens, since the only reason I'm not working full time now, is because I'd basically be working to pay for child care for my 2 youngest, which is pointless.
This fact, that my oldest, who I'm really close w/, will be heading off to college in a few yrs, & my other 3 will all be in school, reminds me of how quickly they are growing up, & it's been really depressing me lately.... It's like I'm going through empty nester's syndrome before any of them are even out of the house yet. Which makes me wonder how i'm going to cope when I actually have to face the first one leaving "the nest" & the other 3 following yrs after....
Any other mommy's deal w/ this in the past, or dealing w/ this now? How do you get past the sadness of your babies, growing up, & getting ready to go out into the world on their own? I was 16 when I had my oldest, & she's pretty much my best friend, besides my dh. We talk about everything, & the other 3 are my babies..... ugh.... How do I shake this depression & just enjoy the time I've got left w/ them all at home?
I didn't have much of a problem with my kids starting school. Or when they left home after high school was over. Now when they left home. It did take a while to get use to the being gone. I felt funny for them to not be their daily. But on the other hand it was nice. No more responsibility.
Answer by louise2 at 12:36 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Answer by older at 12:49 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Answer by NannyB. at 1:02 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 1:42 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
This reminds me of a question that was asked a couple of days ago. I think some of the responses in that post can help with what you are talking about. *hugs*
Answer by mrsmom110 at 3:54 PM on Jun. 15, 2013
Answer by dsmith909 at 6:44 PM on Jun. 15, 2013