Things I miss from my kids' childhood


#1

My kids are 22, 18 and 16 years old now, and though I am grateful that they can finally feed and dress themselves, I sometimes grow nostalgic for the days when they were little.

I miss reading bedtime stories.

sitting with one of them on my lap in the rocking chair

shopping for toys at Christmas time

holding a little hand while crossing the street

buying new school supplies (ah, there’s something about the smell of a brand new box of crayons)

having them all home at night and safely tucked in bed

Are there any other nostalgic parents out there?


#2

Sounds like you’ll be ready for grandbabies in a few years :smiley:


#3

Mine are still little (5 and 2) and you are still making me…:crying:

Oh, how I pray for one more - even though I’m really getting too old!

S.


#4

the child who has a total meltdown and temper tantrum loaded with parental guilt trips, then comes drooping tearfully in 15 minutes later to curl up on your lap, with “I sorry, mommy, I wuv you.” Hint they still try this as teens.


#5

I hope they don’t still say “wuv”… :slight_smile:


#6

I was thinking the same thing…my older two girls got “High School Musical” bed sheets for their birthdays this year from their aunt and uncle. OH my goodness, as soon as I put them on, my middle daughter (age 3…but will be 4 on 8/31) threw down her Dora that she has slept with for the last 2.5 years and said, “Sleeping with Dora is for babies…” I thought, WHAT??? YOu are still my baby!


#7

Mine are 21, 19 and 16. Our 19 yr old is out of the house; he’s in the Navy (coming home on his first leave tomorrow!).

I miss seeing them all tucked in and asleep before I go to bed.

I miss getting love notes and poems from them.

I miss having little kids who want to help make cookies.

I miss having a little one in the front of the grocery cart.

I miss reading about the saint of the day at lunchtime.

–KCT


#8

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