Moms, how old are you children?

United States
March 2, 2007 7:42am CST
Hi to all the mom's here on mylot. I'm new and don't know the ropes, but I'm so open for any discussions about the kiddo's. I was wondering, from the moms, how old are your kids? Mine are all teens. Jacob is the youngest, he's 13, Cory is 15, Kayci is almost 17, John John is 18 and Joshua is 19. I also have a 21 year old step son Cody, who is serving the Army in Iraq, he's the only one married and left home. His wife Jasmine is 20 and she's waiting on him to get home over in Germany. For those who have the older children, how did you handle the kids leaving home and starting their own lives. For those who still have the little one's I can offer quite a bit of advice. Feel free to ask anything.
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@Connie1013 (1098)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I hae 4. Carl 14, Quincy 13, Jarod 9, and Teresa 6. Teresa is the the best of the bunch. I think because she is a girl, we have more in common. Welcome to mylot! I don't have any questions for you just wanted to welcome you.
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@Joslyn77 (374)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Hello and welcome to mylot. I am always eager to talk to other parents too. However,my children are much younger than yours. Joshua is 11 likes to be called JP,Joslyn is 8 and my baby,Chandler is 7. Maybe as my oldest is approaching his teens you could offer me advice on those wonderful years. I am scared to dealth about living through those years. Exspecially with my very head strong daughter!! I will pray for Cody and his safe return. I pray about all our soilders in Iraq and it's always nice when I can get a true name of one of them. I would love to stay in touch.
@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Hi!! I have 2 children. My oldest will be 20 this month (gulp!). My youngest is 16. My oldest has been out on her own since she turned 18. She recently moved back home for a couple of months and is out again. It's hard because we are very close to her. But we stay in touch everyday on the phone or in email. I realize the kids have to grow up and begin their own lives. It's just hard cause we still think of them as our babies.
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• United States
18 Mar 07
hello, your not alone I'm new too(smile).well I have two children 8 and a 22month old both bys and the youngest one WOW! he's a handful. Nothing like the oldest.He was nice and quiet not the little one...If you turn your back for 2 seconds the tissue is all over the bathroom,he removes condiments from the fridge. he's busy to say the least...lol He makes everything all better by hugging me and giving mommy a drooley baby kiss.I love them they are great kids!!!
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@sebab315 (108)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
hi welcome to mylot. im also a newbie and still learning the ropes. I have two boys -- Erol turns 8 soon and Rodel who just turned 6. They say boys are more difficult to handle than girls. Is this true?
• United States
2 Mar 07
Hi, in respect to your question, I think it is how you probably parent. With 2 boys you're probably eager to have a little girl and so you're building your hopes up, and little girls are awesome, but a lot of it also depends on how you take personalities. Little boys are rough and wild and love the outdoors, if you make them stay in the house they'll probably drive you wild. Little girls are more pleasureable in they're an indoor type child. They're not as much into the running, screaming, jumping, as boys are, but at the same time they tend to want to hang onto you. They want you to be with them every waking moment, and they tend to cry easier too. Considering I have the 4 boys who all grew up together, they all bonded to one another, played well together, so they were easier for me to handle.
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@mdilan (803)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Mine are 4 and 14 months old!
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@thoney (30)
• United States
3 Mar 07
were same i got 4 yr/ old son and 14 months old girl
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@Sicantik (706)
2 Mar 07
Hi mckinneymommie, welcome... My son called Adam and he is two, and I am expecting the second one in April..xx
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@deepaksur (122)
• India
2 Mar 07
i am see my photo.. donot tell to any one .. i have one baby and 2 husbands,,
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Hello, welcome to mylot. I'm a first time mom. I have a 17 month old son :D
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@beaniegdi (1966)
4 Mar 07
hi, i think yu will enjoy your time here and if yuo get time to make lots of posts yu can earn some good money as well as make friends and have fun. yuo have your hand full with your children adni hope your stepson is safe. i only have 2 sons, one is 22 and lives with his girlfriend the other is 19 and is going steady but still lives with me. my eldest left when he hd only turned 19, we hadn't fallen out but he is very independant and had to have major heart surgery at 18 which gave him a mature view on life plus gave him the opportunity to get his own flat as he was on disability for a while. when he was going i started to cry so he stayed that night and slept on the floor even though i told him not to. he is working now and has just bought his first house with his girlfriend but she started living with him soon after he got his onw flat.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
3 Mar 07
I am not that new in Mylot, but I also like to talk about my kids. They were both born just the other day, but now they are both taller than me, the boy is nearly 14 and his sister will be 16 in Oct. I guess they will soon go their own ways and I am not looking forward to that. We were talking about my son's military service in a few years time and at first he said that he would not sleep for 3 days and take pills, so we wouldn't get accepted, but then he thought that pretending to have many different personalities would be a better idea! (He used to like acting when he was in primary school)I like the (1) after your name, so this must be your first entry! I hope you enjoy it here!
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• Ireland
3 Mar 07
I only have one child. My son Brandon is 18mths old. He is enough for now, doesn't know how to sit down and relax. LOL, always running around, banging his head off things.
• United States
3 Mar 07
Hi. Holly is 4 1/2, will be 5 in July. I had her late in life, I'm nearly 43. If you're serious about offering advice, I'll add this: Holly is special-needs, she has Down syndrome. I'd love for her to be potty-trained, I'd also love for her to be able to hold her own cup and eating utensils, independently. She also doesn't speak yet. It sounds like you're doing a great job with your kids, I don't really have any advice for older kids, when I finally had Holly, I hadn't been around kids in a long, long time. I'd given up hope of ever having one of my own, in fact, then Holly surprised us.
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@JuliaPan (564)
• Canada
3 Mar 07
Welcome to the club! :) Isn't it wonderful to have so many children. You must be a great mom, you gave birth to three children in three consequent years! I suppose that was hard... I've got a 6 months old baby son. He's the cutest thing in the world :)
@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
3 Mar 07
Ha, I am the grand father of two boys ond one girl..!
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• India
3 Mar 07
You are welcome to be among us in myLot.!
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@egay679 (152)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
i have only one daughter who is 3 years old. i am planning to have anothe one maybe in the next 2 years.
@momof3nc (34)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I have a 7 year old son, a 4 year old son and a 2 1/2 year old daughter.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Hi and welcome to mylot. I have one daughter and she is 22. She just got married and I just found out that I am going to be a grandmother . I am so exciting. It was hard to let her go but thats life.now its her turn to go through it.
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I have one child at the age of 5. He will be 6 in June. Boy they grow sooo fast. He is my joy and he has taught me alot. I hope when he is old enough to start his on life that I can let go easily. I hope I can be the kind of mother that has prepared him to be out on his own. He is very independant, always have been.
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Hi, mckinneymommie! Welcome to myLot. My only son Jayvee is 15. I may just get advice from you since i see you've raised sons older than he is. Hope you'll enjoy your stay here.
• United States
14 Mar 07
I'm new to MyLot also. I have 1 child and he is 11 years old. Since you've offered advice and have some older kids - I do have a question for you......My son's had a girlfriend since the beginning of the schoolyear. I found out a few months ago they kissed. The first time, I knew it was just a peck and wasn't really bothered by it, but I recently heard that a few weeks ago, the girl's parents left them home (supervised by 2 14 year old girls) and they kissed some more. I didn't demand specfic details, but told my son I was upset that her parents left them with teenagers, and that teenagers can sometimes be more of a bad influence on younger kids, than they are supervisors. We also had a brief boys/girls talk, but I didn't want to go overboard just yet. Since then, I've tried to have my son spend more time with the guys (without him realizing it's intentional), just to slow things down in that area. Do you have any additional suggestions on how to prevent this from progressing to quickly?
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