growing up

Canada
December 31, 2008 12:12pm CST
i was talking to my duaghter's father last night and i was telling him how our daughter is obsessed with roxy brand clothing and he mentioned he's freaking out cause she's not a baby anymore and she's in to high school musical and older kid stuff instead of elmo. he still treats her like a baby and can't let go of that. i love the fact that she is growing up, personally i'm sick of elmo. anyway i love watching her grow up and mature. i think he's going to try to keep her a baby as long as he can. does it make you sad or proud to see your kids grow and mature. i don't push her either way i let her choose what she wants as long as it's not too old for her, she is only 5 and i don't let her do anything too old for her age.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I go back and forth on how I feel about them growing up. My oldest is 6 and my youngest is 1. Sometimes I miss things they do when they are young. And then sometimes my 3 year old will throw a fit and I can't wait till she grows out of it lol. So sometimes I wish they would stay little forever but I don't try to keep them that way. I like that they are getting older and I can have conversations with them and do things with them that are fun. I don't want them to grow up too fast but it is nice to start to grow a friendship with them along with being their parent.
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• Canada
31 Dec 08
i completely agree with how you feel, i sometimes think like that too. but i really enjoy watching her grow up. it's funny cause usually i am a person who lives in the past and i'm surprised i don't miss how she used to be. i just spend every day enjoying who she is and what type of girl she is becomming
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I have a 5 year old daughter as well. She is very independent. It is very difficult to watch the growth process. But it can't be stopped. We do let her make choices on her own. I think it helps with the decision making process later on.I think I am both a little sad and proud. Makes me appreciate what my mom went through all the more.
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