And Soon She’ll Be 6…SIGH!

On Friday, my Bug will turn 6. That’s a big number. She can no longer be considered a baby, a toddler, a preschooler…she will be SIX! How did this happen? Where has the time gone? How did I blink my eyes and this child that was born YESTERDAY is now on the cusp of 6?
I’m happy and sad all at the same time! As parents, we love to see our children grow and flourish but at the same time, it’s difficult. She has her own friends, separate from my life. She has her own opinions, and she does not need me like she used to. Yes, it’s still “Mommy can I?” every 5 minutes or so, but it’s just “Mommy can I have  drink?” (that she can get for herself) or “Mommy can I have some fruit snacks?” (that she can reach on the shelf now). There is no more of that she can’t survive without me syndrome.
I’m happy, and I’m proud of her, but part of me wants to hear her say “Mommy, Can I?” and know that she CAN’T without me. Is that so wrong? I’m one of those horrible moms that wants to hold on forever. Yes, I know she’s not ready for the world and that I will have her around for years to come to bless my world, but it stings a little (lot) to know that “Mommy can I?” is not a necessary phrase in her vocabulary anymore.
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Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I am having trouble getting over calling Michael a baby! For so long we call our kids one thing and before we know it they are all grown up!

  2. Stop that! Michael is still a baby! He has to be because if Bubby is still a baby at 3, well, it’s only logical!

  3. I remember my son turning 6 and it was bittersweet. I told him too, that just because he is 6 or 7 or 30 for all I care, he will always be my baby. Even though you might not hear “Mommy, can I” as often, she will say it every now and then and you will smile at remembering her so little 🙂

  4. HAHA! Whatever helps you sleep at night. 🙂

  5. Yea yea…I do what I can to hang on!

  6. Yes they will all be my babies not matter how old they are. I’m like you and agree whole heartedly, and I’ll cling to the “mommy can I’s” that I still get! 🙂