When did you realize that your child was growing up?

United States
February 16, 2008 11:58am CST
I am only 30. I have a 8 year old daugher Madison and a 5 year old son Masen. About 1 month ago, I had to take her bra shopping. She is way too young for that. I didn't need one till I was 15. She is wearing a 34A already. I guess I was prolonging it, but my friend told me I couldn't prolong any more. That just makes me feel like I am getting old.
2 responses
@patgalca (14373)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Feb 08
I am having a heck of a time getting my 11 year old to wear a bra. She hates the feel of it and refuses so she wears undershirts instead. She is a tomboy and very athletic. When did I know my kids were growing up? When my oldest daughter graduated from elementary school last year. That and when she started dressing in tight jeans and looking after her hair and stuff. I look at her and think, "Hey, she's sexier than I ever was." I can remember when I was 14. My daughter is beautiful. Much more beautiful than I ever was. Thankfully she hasn't shown any interest in boys yet or I'd have a whole other worry on my hands. But I remember when my kids were still little and I was thinking, "Where did my babies go?" My youngest one, probably about 3 at the time, said, "I'm all growed up."
• United States
17 Feb 08
My problem is my daughter likes to wear her bra and she already likes a boy. We told her she will be locked in her room until she is 18.
@patgalca (14373)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 Feb 08
16 is the age in our house. No make-up, one-on-one dating, bikinis or cell phones until they are sixteen. My daughters do not need make-up. They look beautiful without it but I am still enforcing that rule. The cell phones and bikinis go with their own paycheque. Once they can buy their own, then they can be responsible enough (make-up too really). DH bought my daughter a bikini last year and I tore a strip off of him. My daughter agreed not to wear the bikini outside our own backyard, and she always wears those big knee-length swimming trunks with any bathing suit she wears. I have to set some boundaries and I am sticking to them. The way boys are these days, I don't need any trouble with my girls.
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
17 Feb 08
We all develop on our own good times, some are early bloomers adnd some develop later. I'm petite and maybe, when my eldest turn 10, she could be taller than me. She is only 5 years old but she is now standing up to my chest.
• United States
17 Feb 08
I know what you mean. I am only 5'2 and she is 5 ft. She has many years left of growing. My daughter is definately going to be taller than me. She probably will be by the time she is 10.