Keep building those bonds with the girls and prepare yourself to transition to different rules when they hit 18. Does the oldest have any ideas where she wants to go to college?
Try and keep the lines of communication open and always let your girls know you are there for them. Above all, love them and let them know it! All 5 our our kids - 3 girls & 2 boys - are grown; only 1 is still at home. You'll be fine ...
I feel that way sometimes too,my first born "baby"is going to be 9 in August and my second born is going to be 7 in April,sometimes I get sad.
ILoveMyKids84_ Formerly _WC_Mama
My eldest moved to college in Sept. It's only an hour away but it might as well be forever away...My younger son is a jr in high school.
I cry every year they start school. From pre-school all the way to this past Sept. It's a time of year that makes me nostalgic for just how much time has passed. Then I get all sentimental and sappy.
I remind myself to enjoy the stages their at, and bond, bond, bond..
Still be here parent, Chores, grades, out-fits.
Try and find a middle ground with her that you can be FRIENDS, and she can talk to you and "YOU NOT GET MAD " ??????(ouch).
When my youngest turned 15, I had another. I'm good for awhile now, heh heh.
Roll with it, and embrace every new relationship you form with your growing children.
Just because they are getting older doesn't mean they are growing away, Relationships change, grow and devlop into new things.
Enjoy your children.
Embrace the current phase of life. Focus on what you can do as a family now that you are out of the diapers and feedings stage.
be happy. you are doing things right if they are getting older and independent :) that's your job...to make sure they are well cared for and have a good grasp on life skills :) you jsut have to look at the good parts of it
You're the bow, they're the arrows. You help aim them straight and let go. If you do your job right, they're going to grow up. And hopefully they'll come back, just like I'm close with my own parents. But I'm trying to tell myself that their growing up is a good thing. Mine are 7 and almost 5 and I do understand what you mean. I get a little panicky from time to time myself. But do I want to hold them so close that I end up with kids that can't stand on their own two feet? Nope. If you love something, set it free.
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