Why Do They Have To Grow Up?

Last week was a busy week. Like one of those weeks you’re not even sure you took the time to pee,busy.I think we had one non busy day that whole week.Of course the one day that is not busy,where I could actually breathe and I think everything is going swimmingly,I get thrown through a loop by Kenna.

I am just gonna say it now and get it out of the way….THIS is a total whiner post.

Why?

Because to put it simply,my kids are growing up and I realize there is no way to ever EVER slow it down.

It all started with a maniacal laugh and a question. Yes Kenna has a maniacal laugh and when she does I know I’m in for it. She just kept giggling that she wanted to go on an adventure.

What kind of an adventure does an 11 almost 12 year old want to go on? Well keep in mind this is no normal 11 year old. This 11 year old wants to build a community homestead over in England when she grows up and keeps meticulous notes on good plants and herbs,as well as building plans for “the guild”(her name for it). So with Kenna you really never ever know.

I told her to follow me to the bathroom because well I had to pee and let’s face it 7 kids in the house,it’s still the only place for privacy.It probably was a good thing I was sitting down.

“I want to go to public junior high or an alternative. I know I’ve said I never wanted to go before but it will be an ADVENTURE!”

Good thing I was sitting down.

Most kids’ idea of an adventure would be going to Disney Land. Not my kiddos.

After the shock of the fact that she might now be home with me all the time next year wore off I began researching some alternatives,to which I think we found a great one.

I was already having a hard time with the fact that Nathaniel was going to be a Freshman next year. I mean,how can I have a Freshman? I still remember him being this very hard headed toddler,with empathy for miles. Now he has grown into a great young man who is very willing to help out around the house despite his smart ass comments sometimes.

We had settled on computer schooling for him for next year just the week before.However,after looking over this great school,Nathaniel will be going there as well.

So will a couple of the younger kids for a few enrichment classes.

This IS a new adventure for us, as I’ve always been the sole principle,teacher,curriculum chooser. For the last 8 years it has been all me.

The more I look into it though,the more I like the program. We meet with the principle on Tuesday.

Why do they have to grow up though?

When did they become capable of making such adult decisions.Ones, that are absolutely for the best of them?

I know I know I still have my bonus girls,and Holly and Lane and Adrienne. I can see it in their eyes though…they’re all growing up as well.

Heck at 6 and a half months Adrienne is already trying to pull herself up on things!

Time needs to just slow down! I now understand why the Duggars have so many kids.

I know many people look forward to their kids growing up. I do as well. I can’t wait to see what kind of adults they become. However,with the addition of Adrienne I am reminded of my first true love as an adult,being a mother.

I will survive this just as every mother before me. I am struggling with it though. So please if you see me,and I seem to be a bit off,just be kind.

 

 

About twisteddomesticgoddess

I'm the momma/step momma/ teacher/head cook/ top organizer/ supplier of milk and baby kisses here at Casa La Crazy. Life with 7 kids is rarely dull and usually exciting. Add in 3 cats and one fun loving boyfriend and life is pretty adventurous!Come on in sit down and please bring some extra coffee!

Posted on March 24, 2013, in Casa La Crazy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Ahhh, I totally am right there with you. My boys are becoming so independent and are turning into little men before my eyes. I registered Carter, my baby, for kindergarten starting this fall. What the heck happened??

    Your kids sound so awesome – smart, independent, and adventurous – you are doing a wonderful job being a mom. I think one of the hardest parts of this job is the letting them go part, little by little. It is heartbreaking.

    • Of course after I write this Kenna gets majorly busted and grounded. It’s ok though just another sign she is growing up!It is so heartbreaking though. Why can’t they just stay little! How is Carter old enough for Kindergarten????

  2. They do grow up so fast, don’t they? This year we started taking classes with a co-op, and I am finding it hard, after more than 6 years of homeschooling, to accept someone else teaching my daughter. She doesn’t find it difficult at all, but exciting! I guess this is just one way of letting go a little, so that in 2 years when she starts high school I can let go a little more. I found this great site, http://www.Letshomeschoolhighschool.com where I am getting inspiration from other parents about high school. I know my daughter will be ready, it’s just a question of whether I will be ready for high school! Are you sure there is not a way to slow them down a bit?🙂

    • It is going to be weird having other people teach my kids but I think I’ll be ok with it after the first couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see how my kids grow in the next weeks. Plus because it’s still considered a “public school” It looks like we’ll finally be able to bring the bonus girls home. Something that has been needed to be done for the last year,

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