I just couldn't wait to grow older, and not have to go to bed so early. I was so certain that so many exciting things happened after I was sent to bed.. I could hear my parents laughing downstairs. No fair.
I couldn't wait to grow older, to get my driver's license. C'mon, driving around in a little red convertible, that would be so cool. And it would be most helpful in meeting/dating women. It's rough to go on a date on my bicycle.
I couldn't wait to reach legal drinking age. There are so many secrets to be uncovered through the wonders of alcohol.
I couldn't wait to get married. The drinking and the alcohol worked, and now I couldn't wait 'till we had children.
I couldn't wait for our first child to be born, and I just couldn't wait until she could walk... and then talk... those milestones that we all look for. I take lots of pictures.
I couldn't wait for our second child... hmmm... I don't remember our first being this tiny, and helpless. How did I not notice that? I take fewer pictures... it's not nearly as exciting the second time around, right? I can't wait 'till both girls are older.
Grammar school, High School graduations.... religious milestones... first this, first that... I can't wait 'till they're off to college... the house will be so much quieter.
College, and college graduation, I can't wait 'till they come back home. Their own apartments?? What?!
Engaged?! Oh, my... I can't wait 'till we have grandchildren.
Two grandchildren... living hundreds of miles away.
The landscape is speeding past my windows, faster than I can discern, and somewhere along the way, in my haste to arrive at the destination, I didn't spend enough time enjoying the journey.
I can't seem to slow the hands of the clock.
I can wait.... I can wait.