Thursday, July 30, 2009

And then she turned 23.


Dear sweet Caroline,

I thought you were just turning 3. Last time I checked, you had only been in this world for 3 little years.

1...

2...

3...

You, my dear sweet first born, think that you are 23.

The day that you turned 3, we were no longer Mommy and Daddy. We are now Mom and Dad.

What?

Mommy was so much sweeter.

"Mom I want to listen to Boom Boom Pow, please."

"Thanks you, Mom."

"I want my Dad."

"Dad, let's go night-night."

How did you get so big?

When did you grow up?

I guess that I am just a little sad. I didn't expect this day to come so quickly. The day that you could recite the whole Pledge of Allegiance and call us Mom and Dad. I guess I thought this day would come later in life. Like when you were... 18 {ha}!

Slow down, sweet Caroline. You don't have to get big so fast. Be little for a little while longer. Please.

Thanks you.

Love you always,
Mom(my)

5 comments:

Patrice said...

Maybe it's just temporary! Maybe she's just trying it out & she'll just get over it in a couple days! I'm almost 20 & still call my parents mommy & daddy... I have problems. lol

Midwest Mommy said...

BG is the same way. She won't let me "baby" her or even call her "my baby." She will yell at me that she is not a baby but a big girl. Breaks my heart how fast they grow.

Wendi said...

I completely understand.
I hate it when this happens.
Claire decided in kindergarten that she could no longer wear bows in her hair.
They were going on a field trip to ECU and ....college girls don't wear bows.
Yes..that is what my 5 yr. old said.
She will go back to saying Mommy.
Especially when she wants something.

*Send Caroline over to our house...my kids have a choreographed routine to Boom Boom Pow....we are happy to share.;)

Nicole said...

Awww , so sweet ! I know how you feel! My oldest turned 6 in June!!! 6!!! It made me sad. But they are still babies at heart :o)

Kari said...

Oh no! STOP GROWING UP!!! If you figure out how to keep them little, let me know!