Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I Blinked

I blinked.

Suddenly, my little girl has become a teenager (the way I remember teenagers).

She used to giggle when I'd sing her silly songs. Now she giggles because that guy is "hot."

She used to hide behind my leg when I'd try to introduce her to someone new. Now, I want to hide as I watch her flirt, trying to gain the attention of someone new.

We used to cuddle on the couch and dip our Oreo's in the same milk. Tonight she's in her bedroom with a girlfriend and half the contents of my kitchen cabinets.

She used to whisper secrets in my ear. Tonight I listen to laughter coming from her room and can only wonder at what is so hilarious.

I knew it would happen. That she'd grow up. Be interested in boys. Have a ton of friends. Have her own life that didn't revolve around me.

Today I blinked. And it happened.

6 comments:

mindi said...

Don't scare me!! I don't want to blink. EVER. I want them to LOVE climbing in my lap for cuddles until they're 80. Give or take a few years :)

mindi said...

Don't scare me!! I don't want to blink. EVER. I want them to LOVE climbing in my lap for cuddles until they're 80. Give or take a few years :)

Ashley said...

I completely understand...I blinked and my newphew (who just turned 9) was nervous about going to school today because he is going to ask "Addie" to be his "Girlfried." And of course my response to my sister when she told me this was "He can't ask a girl to be his girlfriend...He was just born yesterday!!!!"

Katherine@Raising Five said...

I loved this, Ginger. Sounds like you've done a good job working yourself out of a job. It's hard, but beautiful at the same time.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

No more blinking for me then!

-Andrea

Jenny Hollis said...

This made me almost cry...:( You are such a wonderful mom!