May 092016
 

Happy Birthday, Zander!

I can’t believe he’s already two years old! Time passes even faster when you’re a grandparent. I didn’t think it was possible.

It’s not like I wasn’t warned. I know. Shhh… let me have my delusions.

I swear it was just yesterday that he was this little…

Crazy Hair!

 

And now he’s this big…

Zander-Hoodie

Someone invent a machine to stop time already!

And a teleporter while you’re at it. Pwease?

Dec 092009
 

Just yesterday, I was 17. Today, my daughter celebrated her 17th birthday. Where did the time go?

I was always aware that time was passing, but I never really felt old until the last couple of weeks. The realization that my daughter was soon going to be 17, her last year before “adulthood” was the biggest factor. Also, people I knew from high school either found me or I found them and the tossing around of numbers like 16 years, 20 years since we’d seen each other… wow.

I remember tons of stories I could tell right now that would embarrass my daughter to no end, but I’ll be nice. I’ll save that post until she turns 18 and can be prosecuted as an adult for killing me in my sleep. I will say that these last 17 years have been rewarding, frustrating, awe-inspiring, confusing, panicking, crazy, insane, fun, and completely unbelievable. When this all began with that crying little bundle of joy, I never imagined the range of emotions and experiences this tiny little being would expose me to.

Yes, Mother. Now I understand all those things you told me I wouldn’t understand until I was a parent.

And no, Daughter. You cannot kill me for revealing to the world that you were once a little bundle of joy. A crying little bundle of joy at that.

So, I feel old and that’s ok. I wouldn’t go back in time for anything. I love my memories and I want to keep them.

Happy Birthday, Kiddo. Now stop growing up for a few more years, ok? Just kidding!

Mar 042009
 

It feels rather pretentious to be making this post, but I talked myself into it anyway.

Yep, today is my birthday. I thought long and hard, trying to come up with something witty or wise to say in the blog today, but I came up with squat.

Another year has gone by in a blink. When I was young and rushing to be older, my mother kept telling me that the years go faster the older you get. I started to believe her when I was a teenager and the years seemed to fly by, but it wasn’t this fast. I guess it’s one of those things you have to experience for yourself before you can possibly believe it… or at least, I had to.

Now, I’m trying to back peddle and slow time down. No matter how long I stare at the clock and attempt to make it go backwards, it never seems to work. It actually skipped ahead two minutes once just to spite me and I thought I heard a quiet, metallic sounding chuckle, but it was probably my imagination.

I’m starting to feel older, but I still refuse to grow up completely!

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