My daughter is 13 now. With each "phase" of growth she has gone through, especially when she was really little, I always felt that I couldn't wait for her to get older. Now I find myself looking back and I just want to cry! I wish I could go back in time to when she was about 7 and just have all that time back. Instead of wanting breaks away, I think I would want to spend every spare second that I had with her!
What to do?! I guess life is just like that. You take for granted the time you are in right then, then end up looking back and wish you had it to do over again. At least I do! So now, I am TRYING to realize the importance of these years and not take anything for granted!