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!