Growing Pains // Our Children Are Growing Too Fast
Admittedly, this week was hard for me. Not because anything was wrong but because my babies are growing up and I don’t like it. Watching your children grow up is equally exciting and heartbreaking. I no longer have babies, I have little people who have personalities and opinions- sometimes very strong opinions. They still need me, which is great, but when the twins decide that they are too old for baths and Jersey gets a big boy hair cut, all I can think is that they are getting older by the second and I can’t stop it. You can watch how the girls are growing up here.
Where Have My Babies Gone?
The kids still have a ton of child-like qualities, but it’s the little details that get me every time. Ava and Alexis can draw very well. We had them draw self portraits and this is how they turned out:
Whose kids drew these? I know for a fact it wasn’t my toddlers who are masters at squiggle art. I know….they aren’t toddlers. Not even close. Jersey could still be considered a toddler, except for the fact that he can read, draw nearly as well as the girls, and now he has had his first haircut and he’s walking around looking like a little man. Unacceptable. His final haircut video can be found here.
What Can You Do?
All jokes aside, I know that my children have to grow up and make their own way. That’s part of the deal, but no one can prepare you for how hard it will be to allow them to mature. There are days when I wish that they were self-sufficient and if I hear “MAMA” one more time, I’m going to scream. But then I stop and realize how precious these moments are when they still call me ‘Mama.’ Ava and Alexis are turning into shower enthusiasts, but I can still coax them to take a bath since SoapSox sent us some of their most popular bath time toys. They are basically luffas for kids! They encourage fun and imagination, and good hygiene skills. We have a discount code for 10% off your purchase: MCCLURE10.
I Want Your Opinion
How did you make the transitions when your children were getting older? What age did you let your kids shower? Why is my two-year-old acting like a little man? If you have any insights or would like to share your story, I want to hear from you! Comment below or reach out on any of our social platforms! Don’t forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Instagram, and like and follow our Facebook page and group!