Friday, February 11, 2011

Walking Around Corners

My son is walking around corners. How did that happen? One minute I'm coaxing him to take three little steps from the couch to me, and now I'm in the kitchen and I look over to see my little guy toddling down the hallway minding his own business. I'm sure next week he will be asking me for the car keys...

He's not the only one growing up. Last night I was asked to proofread my oldest stepson's college essay. Where did the time go there? We've got graduation coming up in the spring and all the planning that will involve. Wasn't it just a few months ago that he was asking for a skateboard ramp in the backyard? Now it's college application fees.

A few weeks ago I reconnected with a teacher from high school on facebook. I very clearly remember walking her kindergarten aged daughter to the cafeteria one morning for a muffin. It appears that daughter is now in college. Isn't there a rule that says people on the fringe of your life can't go and age like that? It's bad enough when the people in your life do it in front of your eyes!

So with all this growing up, just when did I grow up? I think I must have missed it. I know I haven't changed at maybe I've changed a little....


  1. I totally know how you feel. How has 10 years seriously passed since WE graduated? Its crazy how time flies.

  2. I remember my Mom always saying that the older you got, the faster life would go by. It is so very true. How is it possible that all of these former students of mine are now in their 20s and even their 30s?!! I'm still 25, aren't I?! With my oldest child having just turned 19, I suppose I can't be. But it certainly feels strange...