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It’s official, our house has now been taken over by teenagers.
The girls turned 13 yesterday and Austin is 15...

Our lives are now over as we knew them. Makeup, boys, girls, dating, driving... should we just pull our hair out now or wait for it to fall out. I thought it was supposed to get easier as they get older. WRONG!!!  

Now we have to worry about the boyfriends...hmmmmm they better be afraid, very afraid. Not of the daddy, but of the mommy! HA! We do not worry to much about the boy as he is respectful of girls. My worry is how the ‘girls’ will treat him. They had better be nice! lol

I am still wondering where the time has gone. The past 15 years went by in a flash. It seems like yesterday they were reaching up asking to be picked up. Now the are reaching out asking for money! lol  

A new phase has started, a new beginning. Isn’t that what life is about?
Blessings!

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

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      Tracey005 wrote May 24, 2009
    • I thought I was reading about myself for a minute, except for the ages. I have 5 children, the youngest is16 the oldest is 23 in 2 days...WOW Iam old!!!!haha. The time seems to have passed by so quickly. You are sooo right, there seems to be alot more to worry about because they are not by your side all the time any more, theres school, work, boy/girlfriends and friends and so much more. My kids are more busy than Iam most of the time. I think I feel a bit of “The empty nest” syndrome and they havent even left yet( not looking forward to that day!!) Well it was nice to vent a little, thanks



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      Mztracy wrote May 24, 2009
    • I hate when we do the ‘cleanings‘. It is like giving away a part of the past. Hubby calls me a pack rat though.
      I do try and keep somethings with special meanings. I have a box I keep it all in...a big box! lol



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      Mjmurphy wrote May 24, 2009
    • Yes, it is amazing how time flies. I see my daughter with her kids and I just can’t believe it. I still think of her as that little girl sometimes, about the same age as my granddaughter.  

      Hold on tight MzTracy, those teenage years were rough with me and my two girls!



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      Susan Dahringer wrote May 24, 2009
    • How time does fly?My youngest one is 10,and I am amazed as of how fast she has grown,physically mentally and emotionally..But she can be the extreme drama queen..Ladies without the drama,and the excitement,face it our lives would be dull..

      Susan



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      Denise Richardson wrote May 24, 2009
    • LOL, have fun with it MzTracy, I did with my girls. They grow so fast and will be gone before you know it. Now I have my g-baby a chance to do it all over again.happy



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      Coachmombabe wrote May 24, 2009
    • Oh, Tracy, I can so totally hear your heart right now. I remember having those same thoughts, and incredibly, in not too many years later, I am a grandma of (almost) 8! It seems there’s always a new “phase“!

      Enjoy them today. Everyday. You are blessed! And so are they!!!!!



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      Mztracy wrote May 24, 2009
    • The scary part is College and letting go is right around the corner. I’m not going to be at that part!! lol

      TY ladies for always being here!!
      xoxo



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      Mz. Queen wrote May 24, 2009
    • Yes, indeed the years will fly by but trust me you will one day laugh about it all. My baby is 19 and has not officially left home yet. We all know that I will be unstable for a minute as I adjust to the empty nest but man I cant wait for my own space again.



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      Kathryn Krastin wrote May 24, 2009
    • Enjoy.  My daughter is turning 22 this year. My how time flies!



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      Dalia Spurgeon wrote May 24, 2009
    • I know what you are going true, I am too in the valley of the teenager my 13 year old girl does remind me from time to time, that I am clueless about who she is and what she wants but with Gods help I learning not to be disapointed that we are not super close and talk about everything like many mom tell me.  I am just fine with been the Mom that listen and give an occasional advise when she wants me to and Im just content to be the bad guy for her own good for the time been too.  Love those teen years.  Ha! Ha! Ha!



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      Mary Clark wrote May 25, 2009
    • Tracy...you are absolutely right in saying that “I thought it got easier as they got older.”  I use to think the same thing too.  But unfortunately.... that is not how it works.  When we were changing diapers, hauling a diaper bag around and thinking to ourselves...I can’t wait until they are out of diapers...boy did we kid ourselves.  That was easy...compared to what we deal with now. I’m about to lose my youngest teenager.  After July 7th, I will no longer have ANY teenagers in my house..and guess what....it’s a great feeling. The older my boys get, the more mature they get..the better decisions they make...it gives you some type of relief from all the worry we put ourselves through.  I look at each stage of their lives...and none are any I want to keep repeating.  I’m just enjoying each phase as it comes.  But those teenage years are something else.  Probably the hardest ones...so with that said...you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers!



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