When Your Baby Turns Thirteen!

Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker, Momentum Realty

One day you are running around making sure you have diapers and sippee cups and the next, it seems, you are the parent of teenagers.  How does this happen so quickly?

Today, our young prince, Robbie, turns 13.  He is the youngest child in our family and follows two older sisters.  When he came along, they were old enough to enjoy the novelty of having a little brother.  We would often catch my youngest daughter trying to play house with him. He was dragged to every school function, soccer game and swim meet in the greater DC area.  I still run in to people who ask how my 'little guy' is doing (not so little anymore).



He survived his sisters to become a wonderful young man.  But I still wonder, how did this happen so quickly? I look forward to seeing the transition from childhood to adulthood, but wish the clock would slow just a little bit!

For the next 7 months we have 3 teenagers. After that, my oldest will turn 20 and we enter that new phase of having 'grown children' (but not quite, since we will still be paying the school bills).

If you have older children, you understand my mixed emotions.

If you have younger children, enjoy every second...the teen years come up so very quickly!

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Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Happy Birthday to Robbie!  While we only have one child, she has grown up way too fast.  It is hard to believe that the words of our parents were actually true when they told us 'as you become older, time will slip away'.  Cherish the moments!

Jun 20, 2009 03:36 AM #1
Dan Grammatica
Realty Experts, LLC - Torrington, CT

The teen years can be demanding on both parents and kids but it'll be OK. Soon you'll be visiting and shopping colleges instead of malls.  Happy Fathers Day to their dad.

Jun 20, 2009 03:37 AM #2
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
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Tim and Pam...enjoy your daughter!

Dan, Thanks for the well wishes for Father's Day. My husband just told me for 'his day' he wants to play 27 holes of golf--9 of them with my son :).

Jun 20, 2009 05:08 AM #3
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/www.TonyORealtor.com - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

Hi Holly,

You said it!!

My son is now 15 !!

My oldest daughter is going into middle school and we know how fast time flies when that happens!

Thankfully I still have my little girl who is only 8. I still hug, carry and kiss her all the time!

Jun 21, 2009 10:06 AM #4
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